With a background in graphic design, urban planning, and architecture, Candy likes to make cities more accessible and engaging. She recently founded an organization called Civic Center that champions civic engagement through stories, services, products, and public installations. She is a 2009 TED Global Fellow and has worked in Johannesburg, New Orleans, Vancouver, Nairobi, and New York City on collaborative projects. She was an art director at The New York Times, a fellow at the Spatial Information Design Lab, a researcher at the Infrastructure and Poverty Action Lab, and a project associate for Global Studio. For the past year, she’s been living in Helsinki developing the future of Nokia Money through ethnographic field research and design thinking. She’s performed mediocre minimal technopop and synth in NYC, Detroit, and Grenoble.