Kylie Westerlind was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She is currently working toward an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana, in Missoula, where she has lived since fall of 2016.
During her time at the university, she has served as an instructor of composition, rhetoric, and fiction.
She is the 2018-19 fiction editor for CutBank literary journal and also co-hosts the reading series, Second Wind.
Her work has appeared in Carve Magazine.