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Candice Herschel

Senior Program Specialist

Candice Herschel is a Senior Program Specialist at Schmidt Futures. In this role, she focuses on network building by convening and engaging program communities across all portfolio areas. She also leads the APM recruitment strategy, establishing partnerships and implementing best practices to expand the talent pipeline.


Prior to joining the team, Candice spent 3 years at the World Economic Forum. Most recently, she specialized in Strategic Partnerships with technology and professional services companies, providing critical support to the Forum’s top-tier business partners on their engagement and cultivating key institutional relationships. Previously, she coordinated all activities across the Investors Industry community, liaising with partner executives’ teams as they participated in World Economic Forum activities, and implementing Investors Industry sessions at World Economic Forum events.

Candice began her career in marketing, most notably working for the French Government Tourism Agency, Atout France, where she coordinated events and managed partnerships to promote travel to France to the U.S. market.

Candice graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 2014, where she earned a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies.