Candace joined the ACLU of Mississippi staff as Director of Community Engagement in October 2020. She is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to working with ACLU, she was a television news anchor. Candace spent six years as a journalist, telling stories most important to Mississippians. She noticed the work done by organizations like the ACLU isn't recognized by much of the public. So, she is delighted to amplify the mission and move people to join the efforts of the organization in her new role.
Candace is an alumna of the University of Mississippi. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Communication from Mississippi College. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Much of her volunteer efforts are with Circle of Color Book Club, where she promotes literacy and education throughout the Jackson Metro. She is also passionate about uplifting young black girls with limited home resources.