Sara Young earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied painting and glass, and was awarded her Master of Fine Arts from Illinois State University in glass and sculpture. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Additionally, Young has held teaching positions at the Pennsylvania State University and Miami University as well as a position as an assistant to the director at Sculpture Space, a non-profit international sculpture residency program located in Utica, NY. At Providence College, Young serves the Department of Art and Art History as Gallery Director. In that capacity she is responsible for aiding in the organization of gallery programming and for curating the shows presented in both the Reilly Gallery at the Smith Center for The Arts, and the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery. She also acts as special lecturer, regularly offering a course on Museum Studies. Young is a practicing glass blower and installation artist who has received a variety of grants and exhibited her work frequently. She has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and has held fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio School.