BSW (2007) Southern Adventist University
MSW (2008) Walla Walla University
Dustin R. Young, LCSW, MSW, joined the Andrews Social Work Department in July 2021. She recognized a passion for Social Work while volunteering at Ground Zero just months after 9/11. Professor Young completed her BSW at Southern Adventist University (2007), her MSW at Walla Walla University (2008) and is currently working on her Doctor of Social Work at Walla Walla University. She began her career working with teens and families in a residential setting in Idaho, facilitating low-ropes courses, backpacking, whitewater rafting, wilderness camping, and family education weekends. She moved from residential work in Idaho to community mental health in Tillamook, Oregon on the beautiful Pacific coast, a fantastic location for cheese, ice cream, and ocean breezes. She has had opportunities to collaborate with school districts of all grades, youth, families, children, and community crisis response. Professor Young also worked with Auggie's Hope, a non-profit for training first responders to support trauma-informed practices. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor for Tillamook Bay Community College. She focuses on supporting schools and churches with mental health education, trauma-informed practices, and creative social-emotional skills implementation in classrooms.
Dustin enjoys traveling, (willingly) running half-marathons, time with her two high-energy pups, and photography. She already has a growing list of places to visit in Michigan and welcomes more travel ideas.