BASICS Hometown: Central Islip, NY
Birthday: December 20
Chandra was born and raised on Long Island, NY and moved to Stamford in 2005. She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Union University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in English, an Associate's degree in Journalism and Minor in Music.
While at VUU, Chandra performed with the VUU Panther Marching Band on the clarinet and soprano sax, and took on various writing and editing positions with the school newspaper and the Poetry Club.
Chandra received a Master's degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism from Syracuse University in 2002. While at Syracuse, she completed an internship with The Post-Standard by writing articles for the Arts & Entertainment section.
After completing her studies and interning with Inside Edition and the now-defunct eDesign Magazine, Chandra secured a position as an editor for PR Newswire's ProfNet, where she held a combination of editing and customer service duties. In 2006, she joined Norwalk, CT-based Red 7 Media as associate editor — and eventually senior editor — of Audience Development and FOLIO: magazines.
Chandra joined Patch in June 2010 as the editor of Stamford Patch and then became associate regional editor for southern Fairfield County in July 2011 and regional editor in February 2013.
In her spare time, Chandra enjoys reading, traveling, going to the theatre, attending concerts, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She currently lives in Springdale with her husband and daughter.
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I consider myself to be a Democrat, but I've always tried to keep an open mind when heading to the polls.
Wow, that's an interesting one. I was baptized as a Catholic and attended Catholic schools, however, I've been known to attend Baptist, Pentecostal and Episcopal churches. These days, I consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian.