Candace W

Essay Coach

Candace is an essay editor at Moon Prep. She is a current medical student at UCLA and has been through the competitive admissions process herself. As a result, she aims to pull from her own experiences to make the process as streamlined as possible for her students. Candace has experience editing various types of essays, including BS/MD and medical school admissions personal statements. Candace prides herself on her dedication to her students. She will work with each student to create the strongest application possible.

Candace has extensive experience in medical school, direct medical, and traditional college applications. Given her strong research background, Candace is uniquely positioned to help students find the right opportunities, navigate how to pursue them, and create a cohesive narrative that highlights students in the best light. As an MCAT tutor, Candace also has first-hand knowledge of the steps required to ace standardized testing and prepare for a career in the medical field.

As a former decorated debater and high school speech and debate coach, Candace’s strengths lie in helping students communicate their interests and craft moving narratives. Her passion for mentoring has led her to work with numerous high school students and premed students, including coaching the 2019 California Lincoln Douglas Debate State Champion, editing application essays, and helping students get into medical school and direct medical programs.


University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Scientist Training Program
MD/Ph.D. Candidate

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a concentration in Infectious Diseases
B.A. in Classical Civilizations, with a concentration in History and Culture
Minor in Education