Candace is a lifelong learner with a passion for storytelling, advocacy and community service. She holds a BA in Communications from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she worked on several award-winning documentaries and volunteered with First Look, a program that focused on creating a pipeline between middle school students and higher education institutions. Her advocacy and published work often focus on social justice and equitable representation in media. Prior to UNC, Candace was named a Ron Brown Captain, National Achievement Finalist and Scholastic Gold Key Winner. As a formerly home-educated student, she believes one-on-one advising has a tremendous impact on the success of every student.