Candace Kohl received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1975. Her studies involved measurement of cosmic ray produced radioactivity in lunar samples and meteorites as well as studies of impact craters. She was one of the original developers of the technique using in-situ produced radioactivity in terrestrial rock to study geomorphology. Candace served on the Board of Trustees of the Plane tary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona for many years. She was the treasurer of the Meteoritical Society for 4 years and has served on a number of committees for the Meteoritical Society. She is active in science outreach and is on the board of several fundraising organizations for science scholarships. She has been honored by the designation of Minor Planet 4899 Candace. She volunteers with international science efforts and organizations promoting women in science.