Tiger Tracker: Erin Young | SummitDaily.com

Tiger Tracker: Erin Young

Kathryn Corazzelli
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Erin Young graduated from Summit High School in 2003 and continued on to the University of Colorado at Denver. She graduated in 2006 with a degree in political science with honors and Magna Cum Laude. She is currently enrolled in the CU Denver graduate program at the School of Public Affairs as a master’s candidate in public administration with a concentration on environmental management, policy and law.

Between high school and college, Young competed in New Zealand, Austria, Italy and the United States in big mountain, terrain park and skiercross as a professional telemark skier. While she was earning her undergraduate, she specialized in post-Soviet era and Central Asian politics, leading her to visit St. Petersburg and Moscow in 2006 and the Czech Republic in 2007. She traveled to the Central Asian republics in 2008 with her family.

Young now lives in Silverthorne with her husband and “beautiful” 5-year-old German shepherd. She was elected to the Summit County Board of Education in 2007, and in 2009 she opened up her own coffee shop: Red Buffalo Coffee and Tea in the Silverthorne Town Center.

While in high school, Young participated in gymnastics and diving, performed in air band and graduated one year early as salutatorian and member of the Spanish and National Honor societies.

Young said one of her most standout memories from high school includes sitting in Ms. Miller’s (now Mrs. Hagberg) English class watching the news on the classroom television. It was Sept. 11, 2001, and the class all sat together watching the Twin Towers fall.

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