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Meghan Poisson-DeWitt

Our charming Editor is always looking for innovative ways to bring readers the best our neighborhood has to offer!

Meghan Poisson-DeWitt, a Michigan native, became the Editor of Squirrel Hill Magazine in April of 2014. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2011 to pursue her Masters in Children’s Literature at Chatham University. She became interested in publishing through this program, completing a certification in publishing alongside her MFA degree.  She began as an intern with Squirrel Hill Magazine while working as an assistant editor for Chatham’s graduate literary journal, The Fourth River. She’s dedicated to connecting print and digital mediums to aid in building a stronger community in Squirrel Hill.

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Michael Jehn

Dedicated Litter Patrol member turned writer!

Michael Jehn is a 2004 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He first became involved with the Litter Patrol as a concerned Squirrel Hill resident, fighting delinquent landlords over unsafe conditions and working diligently to keep his street trash-free. He has been volunteering for the Litter Patrol and contributing to the magazine since 2008. Michael is currently employed by the Software Engineering Institute and also works as an artist on the side. In his spare time, Michael may be found gardening, climbing the Cathedral of Learning stairs, traveling, jumping out of airplanes, or enjoying one of Pittsburgh’s many fantastic bars. Although he is now a Regent Square resident, Squirrel Hill will forever occupy a special place in Michael’s heart.

Katie Maloney

Chicago native falls in love with Squirrel Hill.

Katie Maloney, a Chicago native, started her writing career by designing her own newspaper with scrap paper and crayons and excitedly placing copies into her neighbor’s mailboxes. Since then, her writing utensil preferences have evolved but her love for engaging with people through stories and words hasn’t wavered. Katie began contributing articles to Squirrel Hill Magazine in March of 2015. After graduating from Chatham University in 2013, Katie was delighted by the opportunity to stay connected with the Squirrel Hill community, the same place she had spent many a night as a college student eating frozen yogurt and rummaging through the video racks at The Exchange. Katie can’t wait to continue meeting community members and experiencing everything Squirrel Hill has to offer.

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Mickey Gast

Local freelance writer gives her time to SHM.

Mickey Gast is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She works with startups to help them clarify their message, create valuable content and attract loyal users. Mickey is also part of the Course Development team for micro-learning platform where she gets to work with Experts to help them create bite-sized courses.

Helen Wilson

Giving us all a taste of history!

Helen Wilson, Vice-President of the Squirrel Hill Historical Society, has been researching and writing about Squirrel Hill history for the past ten years. Her articles have appeared in Squirrel Hill Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Historic Gardens Review (published in England) and other publications. She teaches a course on the development of Squirrel Hill at the CMU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has given presentations about Squirrel Hill to various historical societies and other groups. Her interest in the early years of Squirrel Hill has resulted in her participation in the annual Turner Cemetery History Walk and her website, With her son Todd, she recently co-authored Pittsburgh’s Bridges, a pictorial history of the bridges within Pittsburgh’s borders, part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.