Zack Palitzsch grew up in St. Charles County. He received a bachelor’s degree majoring in English literature at Missouri State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from Indiana University. Zach and his wife returned to Missouri from Maryland in 2019 and began an internship at the St. Louis Research Center before joining the staff fulltime in 2020. In his free time, Zack likes to read and write mostly fantasy, science fiction and historical nonfiction. He also loves working with ceramics, snow skiing during the winter months, and his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals.