Young's award-winning writing can be found in her book of narrative poetry, Alice's Sister (Turning Point, 2013), her chapbook, and her individual poems and essays that have been published in venues such as The Massachusetts Review and Rattle.

She completed her Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, where she held a Zell Fellowship and received two Hopwood awards. Her undergraduate work was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She previously taught at schools including the University of Michigan, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University CTY. She now leads the technical writing and thought leadership efforts at a program management firm.

Young lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and two cats.