Candelaria is a graduate of Gonzaga University and Gonzaga University School of Law. She currently practices Personal Injury Law in the Tri-Cities area. She is a member of the WSBA, the Benton-Franklin Bar Association, and is licensed to practice in the Eastern District of Washington. She also serves as a board member for the Legal Foundation of Washington. On her free time, she enjoys taking road trips with her family and cheering on the Seahawks and Gonzaga basketball team.