Miss Arizona USA – Candace


Candace Kanavel is a dedicated police officer and the driving force behind ‘Yes She CAN,’ her initiative that focuses on bolstering confidence and capability among women. With a firm belief in the importance of self-defense and situational awareness, Candace has channeled her expertise as a law enforcement professional to create a platform that equips women with essential skills.

At 27 years old, Candace is a proud Japanese-American who graduated from Arizona State University, where she honed her skills and passion for community engagement and personal development. Her diverse background and education have propelled her towards becoming an advocate for change.

Candace’s commitment to service shines through her work with ‘Yes She CAN’ and other organizations that help victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. Her dedication extends beyond her role in law enforcement as she actively contributes to building a society where women feel empowered, secure, and capable.