Candace received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Developmental Physiology from UNT. While at UNT, she conducted and published medical research in Developmental Physiology: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ar.20720 Throughout her life, she volunteered in hospitals and clinics, as well as worked in home health care for many years. Candace worked as a college professor teaching Anatomy & Physiology for many years before officially becoming a Board Certified Patient Advocate in September 2018. Many friends and family members influenced her decision to become an Advocate, including a friend with a cancer diagnosis, a family member who nearly died from prescription interactions, and another family member denied by insurance for expensive mental health treatment- all of whom she was able to help get the care they deserved. Candace is the CEO of AdvocateATX.