One of three children brought up in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Candace studied dance from the age of four, performing with a professional dance troupe at Disney World for a summer and for two seasons as a member of the dance team for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. But she admits that science was always her calling—evidenced by the degree in microbiology she earned at Penn State University.
Q: What are you proudest of?
A: My drive. I’ve always managed to persevere and stay motivated.
Q: What helped you make your decision to study at New York Medical College?
A: Its proximity to New York City. My younger brother is an undergraduate there and I’ve always loved the city, so that makes it even more interesting.
Q: What is your next goal?
A: To graduate with my master’s in experimental pathology from NYMC and begin a career in pathology.
Q: What do you want prospective students to know about New York Medical College?
A: There is always someone willing to help and give you guidance. Even if you stop someone in a hallway to ask advice, you’ll get a positive and thorough response.