Shalanda Young Biography

Shalanda Young is an American political advisor currently holding the office of deputy director and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget. She is a Democrat and also gained working experience in the post of Director for the US House committee on appropriations.

Early Life

Shalanda Young was born on 29th August 1977 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and grew up in Clinton. Apart from this, much s not known about her early life and background, and her parents and family names have also not been shared but she is known to be a Christian and of Black ethnic background. Shalanda completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola University in New Orleans. She later also attended Tulane University where she pursued her Master of Health Administration degree.

Shalanda Young Career

Shalanda started her career in 2001 when she moved to Washington DC to join as the Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. She later worked as a staffer for the US House Committee on Appropriations and by the year 2017, she was named as the Staff Director. Shalanda was highly involved in the proposals for the 2018-19 US federal government shutdown and the response to Covid 19. She also oversaw $1.3trillion annual appropriation bills and disaster aid during Covid 19. Young worked at the committee for more than 14 years and left recently this year after she was nominated to hold the office of Deputy Director at the Office of Management and Budget in 2021.

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She was also confirmed to become the acting director until the position was filled. However, after Neera Tanden’s nomination for the Director’s position faced challenges and opposition, Shalanda came out as an obvious choice for the US Senate to hold the Director position. Thus, it is now declared that she would soon be declared the Director of OMB in a few months’ time. Till then, she would be serving as Deputy Director as well as Acting Director. She became the first black woman to hold this position at OMB.

Social Media

Shalanda has maintained her LinkedIn profile well up to date and currently has 500+ connections. She is not known to be on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat, or Instagram and is not active on any social media platforms.

Shalanda Young Biography

Real Name Shalanda Delores Young
Birth Date August 29, 1977 
Age (as of 2023) 45 Years
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Profession Political Advisor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Ronald Smith
Mother Loyce Young Smith


College Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her partner? William Durham
Children Charlie
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Personal Life

Shalanda is currently known to be married but has not revealed any information or details about her husband or his profession. She likes to lead a private life out of public attention. Currently, she is settled in Washington DC. She is also known to be a mother to her newborn daughter named Charlie.

Shalanda Young Net Worth

Shalanda has been working at different government offices and has held important positions for a long through which she earned great incomes and has built herself a generous lifestyle. Her net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $4 million.


  • Her approval for Nomination to the OMB office as deputy director was also supported by the Republicans.
  • She succeeds Derek Kan as the Deputy Director of OMB and Rob Fairweather as the Director.
  • After she joins as the Director of OMB, she will be succeeded by Nani Coloreti as the Deputy Director.
  • She is the granddaughter of Mary Lee Wilson.

4 thoughts on “Shalanda Young Biography”

  1. Amazing! Here we have a black female with no exacting age, no precise educational credentials and no background in the financial structuring of the US government. Again folks – Amazing! I can’t believe we couldn’t do better while searching for a financially-qualified candidate. Bachelor of Arts? Really?

    • Now Now SD do not be logical and ask make hard true comments. Just let her fly under the radar and pretend like the Swamp and MSM does that she is qualified even though she has no qualification unless you count her initial qualifying entry in to The Swamp…….She was a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. It’s the DC Swamp way.

  2. @TD @Schmoock Tell us your issue/opinion with specific policies she has instituted. It’s absolutely pointless just criticising in generalities like you have. Your comments are so vague that they are the equivalent of saying you don’t like her hairstyle. Please give us specific policy issues.

  3. I’ve wondered how her BA and MHA applies to her current job. I can’t see the association. What supports her background to qualify for OMB Director?


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