Kristen Millares Young

Kristen Millares Young is a writer and journalist whose work has been featured by the Guardian, the New York Times, KUOW 94.9-FM, City Arts Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Miami HeraldTIME Magazine and the Buenos Aires Herald. Her Guardian investigation of police negligence in response to the disappearance of Native actress Misty Upham was recognized for Diversity in Digital Features by the Society for Features Journalism in 2016. Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” which won a Pulitzer and a Peabody in 2013. Hailed by The Stranger as one of the “fresh new faces in Seattle fiction,” she was a 2014 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts from the History and Literature Department, and from the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Washington, where she studied and taught writing. She is a co-founder and board member of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit journalism center in the northwest. @kristenmillares

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