Kylie Westerlind was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She recently completed an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana, in Missoula.
During her time at the university, she served as an instructor of composition, rhetoric, and fiction.
She is one of the 2018-19 fiction editors for CutBank literary journal and also co-hosted the reading series, Second Wind.
Her work has appeared in Carve Magazine.