- State University of New York at Geneseo - B.A., History
- Arizona Summit Law School - J.D.
Candia is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, a small Liberal Arts college in Western New York.
Candia has a Bachelor of Arts in History and received her law degree at Arizona Summit Law School. Before attending Law School, Candia was an advocate for adults with developmental disabilities. Candia is licensed in the state of Missouri and functions as an of–counsel attorney with Nunez and Associates. Candia practices immigration law.