Kandis is on fire as a well-accomplished scholar and beyond! ⁣ ⁣

-High school valedictorian

-Cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University in Biochemistry

-Masters in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University

-Doctorate from The University of Texas Medical Branch

Kandis puts these incredible accolades to work as she lifts the world both locally and internationally.

Kandis is a pediatric physical therapist who works with special needs children in Montgomery, Texas. She drives from home to home “teaching infants how to walk and teens how to navigate school,” says Steve, her nominator and husband. Plus, she leads a special needs Sunday School class in church and manages her household and three children.

Internationally, Kandis makes trips to Haiti as part of her commitment as a board member of Hand Up Global Goods (HUGG), an organization that uses fashion to fuel social change by providing jobs with dignity - to give a HAND UP, not a handout. Steve shares, HUGG “teaches Haitian orphan boys to make jewelry to better their lives and learn a trade.”HUGG works in conjunction with the Haitian orphanage, Grangou, teaching the teens essential skills to eliminate a life of handouts as they age-out of the orphanage.

Kandis ignites a fire and a passion to lift the lives of those around her and make this world a better place! ⁣