Nancy Young is a freelance journalist who writes about Haitian health issues. She also volunteers for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Boston that partners with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, in Port-au-Prince. Together, they help Haitians prosecute human rights cases, train Haitian lawyers and speak out on justice issues in the country.
Young, who is based in Binghamton, N.Y., has a bachelor's degree in English and psychology from Cornell University and a master's degree in English (nonfiction writing) from the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Previously, she was a reporter and editor at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.