Candace is a lover of the arts, especially the literary, visual, and performing arts. She most loves dance, music, opera, theater, and musical theater. Her roots are in Florida’s Cuban and Miami-street style salsa dancing scene and her wings take flight in Washington, DC. Theater-going to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and The Chocolate Nutcracker with family and taking piano and dance lessons instilled a love of the performing arts during Candace‘s formative years.

While in college, Candace minored in Anthropology and caught the bug for studying the ethnomusicology of world dance and the socio-cultural history of Afro-Latin dance, music, and rhythms. During grad school, she was introduced to the power of documentary storytelling for social change and developed a love for film. In addition to reporting for The Rogers Revue, she enjoys reading, attending book talks, traveling, Latin dancing, supporting the arts and artists of color, and promoting mental health literacy through bibliotherapy.