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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 taught from 2006 to 2014 at schools including the University of Michigan, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University CTY. She is now the Director of Content for a marketing firm.

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