As Conservation Specialist, Candace provides site-level technical advice and support to new corporate conservation programs, and assists with the improvement and maintenance of certified programs.
Prior to joining WHC, Candace worked as a biological consultant for a California-based environmental consulting company in the San Joaquin Valley. Additionally, she has worked for various ornithological NGOs/non-profits, including the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, Point Blue Conservation Science, and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Primary tasks for these organizations included nest surveying and monitoring, capturing and banding birds, tracking bird movements with radio telemetry and GIS, land and vegetation surveys, public outreach, and educational programming.
She received her M.S. in Biology from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, WI. While in graduate school, Candace spent time in the Peruvian Amazon studying saki monkey distribution and anti-predator behavior for her thesis research, and also worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Biology.