Candace is an experienced movement-builder, policy expert, professor, writer, and attorney. She joined Dēmos from Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Lw where she was Director of Racial Justice Policy & Strategy. Prior to Columbia Law School, she advanced critical federal legislation and built partnerships across organizations while at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and the ACLU.  

Candace is a professor at Howard University, where she teaches courses on reproductive justice and social activism. She is also on the Board of Directors for SPARK Reproductive Justice Now! She is an abortion and contraception context expert for Suffolk University’s Our Bodies Ourselves Today’s online evidence-based database. Candace is an accomplished writer with bylines in Self Magazine, The Nation, The Root, and Ms. Magazine. Her first book, Queering Reproductive Justice: An Invitation, will be published by Stanford University Press in the summer of 2024.  
She lives in Northern Virginia, loves to practice yoga, and walk with her Yorkie in the afternoon sunshine.