Candy is a graduate from the Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans. Her professional career in broadcasting, private enterprise, grants administration, and government spans over four decades. Candy's extensive government background includes, gubernatorial appointee, county development office director, and city federal grants monitor. In the nineties, Candy completed WVAS' qualification process for receiving Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding. The mother of two has a passion for reading and music is her love.