Bethany Young is a policy associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research to date has focused on educational experiences, discrimination experiences, student outcomes, and well-being for Black girls and women. Young served as an attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative, and while at Duke, she worked at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. Young’s work focused on capital appeals with an aim to have policymakers reconsider the death penalty and projects seeking change in the Alabama Department of Corrections, specifically related to physical and sexual assault in prisons.
Young has a JD from the George Washington University and recently completed her PhD in sociology from Duke University.