Young is deputy assistant to the president and deputy director at the Domestic Policy Council for Health and Veterans Affairs. Before joining the White House staff, she served as a health policy advisor for the Biden-Harris transition team and a fellow at the Brookings Institution, where her research focused on access to health insurance. Young previously was deputy secretary for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. During the Obama administration, she served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as principal deputy director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, which oversees private health insurance. She also served on the White House Domestic Policy Council, in the HHS Office of Health Reform, and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young holds degrees from Stanford University and Yale Law School.