Soror Candle Hudson-Oden became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in Spring of 1997 on the campus of Bennett College, Chi Gamma Chapter – Greensboro, NC.  After college, she later pursued a teaching career with Chicago Public Schools and received her Masters in Middle School Mathematics from DePaul University.  Currently in her 15th year in education, Soror Hudson-Oden teaches middle school mathematics and English Language Arts to 6th graders. As a result of her strong work ethic, dedication and commitment, she has held many leadership roles and responsibilities. 

In 2015, she reclaimed her active membership within the sisterhood of Zeta by way of Tau Xi Zeta Chapter of Forest Park IL. Since reclaiming, she has played a very active role in Tau Xi Zeta chapter by serving on the executive board as both the Secretary and the Financial Secretary. Now serving once again as the chapter’s financial secretary for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, Soror Hudson-Oden continues to support other committees in the chapter while Co-chairing the Corporate Relations committee.