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.

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