Younger earned a BS in Business (1970) from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She then took an MA in Art and Art History/Photography (1976) and an MFA in Art (1977) from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
She has taught at Bemidji State University, Bemidj, Minnesota, since 1978, and previously was student activities adviser from 1973 to 1978 at the University of Iowa.
Younger belongs to CAA and the National Women's Studies Organization, and is a board member of North Country Arts Council. She serves as Midwest regional president of SPE.