Candace Davider grew up in southern California in Riverside where she had many Deaf friends. Candace sought out ASL classes at Riverside Community College with the intent of becoming an interpreter. In 1997, she started working as support staff at the California School for the Deaf. Candace later moved to Utah where she had the opportunity to be mentored by fantastic Utah Valley State College interpreters. Moving back to California in 2000, Candace began freelancing which also meant learning to navigate the California highways with old school paper maps! Candace became certified in 2003 and moved to NYC in 2006. She loves living and working in city. Through her 20 years as an interpreter, Candace gained a wide breath of experience in VRS, K-12, Religious, Post Secondary, Platform, Government and Concert settings. Her favorite jobs include what she calls the trifecta: great team, great job, great client! Those days don't feel like work at all.
Fun fact: Candace had a foray into stand up comedy. She still loves telling a good joke!
Contact Candace at VicePresident@nycmetrorid.org