She first got her start in journalism by writing arts and culture stories for her high school student newspaper. She then attended Spelman College, where she majored in Sociology, interned for several local publications and worked for the college’s monthly newsletter.
Following her graduation from Spelman in 2010, Candace attended New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Institute where she received her master’s degree in journalism. As a young reporter she took a host of internship and fellowship opportunities following graduation which included the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in Washington, D.C. – An opportunity that allowed her to spend 6 months working as a local reporter at both the Washington Post and National Public Radio.
It was during her fellowship that she discovered a passion for public radio and she then returned to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to pursue freelance opportunities and begin working at WABE.