Candra is a member of the Professional Development team and dedicated to helping students put their best foot forward. She is a Texas native with her homestead being in Bear Creek, a historic freedman’s settlement located in Irving, TX. After a 16-year break, she graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018, where she specialized in leadership development. Candra is a certified mindset coach who understands the importance of taking control of your path. Her professional life outside of Codeup consists of putting on workshops to develop and empower self-leaders. She also advocates for DEI and works to break down barriers by hosting events that create a safe space for difficult conversations. In her personal life, she encourages everyone to live mind, soul, and body positive and enjoys hosting body inclusive pool parties where you can find her on her favorite unicorn float.