Candis Welch, Ms. Wheelchair California 2023
We’re joined today by Ms. Wheelchair California 2023 Candis Welch. Much more than a beauty queen, Candis is on a mission to bring equitable inclusion to all communities. In our interview, about her work as an advocate, her advice for disabled people pursing a college education, and her favorite disability representation on TV.
At 18 months, Candice was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This is a genetic muscular disability that affects the central nervous system. She has her B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. She also has her master’s in public administration from California State University, Northridge. She recently attended Cornell University where she received a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is an advocate for the disabled community and serves on multiple committees to bring awareness to the public on what the disability community experiences and needs.