Kae M. Petrin


Editorial assistant Kae M. Petrin lived all over Washington state before moving to St. Louis, where she studied medical humanities, classics, and writing at Washington University. While finishing school, she wrote for St. Louis Public Radio, KDHX, the Common Reader, and the Riverfront Times. She also met real life cyborgs for the Merle Kling Fellowship in Literary Journalism, covered southwestern Illinois for Alton’s Telegraph, and built a fresh website for STLPR's St. Louis History in Black and White. From 2016–2017, she copyedited and edited the online blogs for Health and At Home. In her free time, she bakes, plays roller derby, games, and rides motorcycles. She resides in Franz Park, where she is slowly renovating a '60s kit home. 

Contact Kae M. Petrin by an email at or on Twitter @kmaepetrin. For more from St. Louis Magazine, subscribe or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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