Headshot of Sandra Younger.
Sandra Younger

Sandra grew up in the South where people still swap stories over fried chicken, apple pie and sweet tea. At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and at Syracuse University, where she earned degrees in English and journalism, Sandra studied stories—what makes the great ones great, how to find them, and how to share them in powerful ways that make a difference in the world. She’s since told thousands of stories as a journalist and author of The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California’s Epic Cedar Fire. Currently, she’s working on her first novel and serving as an SDWI board member.