Director and Founder
Cutting Edge Action Research Center
Candice Bledsoe is the Director of the Cutting Edge Youth Action Research Center and Poetic Diamonds in Dallas, Texas. She has over 15 years of experience in education. Her interests are underrepresented students, diversity, and higher education. Candice is the recipient for the 2013 SMU Women’s Symposium Profiles of Community Leadership Award. She is a previous National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Fellow and Embrey Human Rights Fellow. Candice received a Doctorate in Education from The University of Southern California. She graduated with her master’s of liberal studies from Southern Methodist University, where she now is a faculty member. She completed her undergraduate studies at Baylor University.