One way to tell the story of St. Louis is through the lives of individuals who live here. In the following profiles, you can read about people whose professional and personal stories stand out as particularly characteristic of our community.

Carmen Jacob:
The Unlikely Latina

James Umen:
The Plant Scientist

Richard K. Wilson:
The Code Cracker

Rosa Mayer:
The Urban Pioneer

Gerard Craft:
The Chef

Alex David:
The Banker

Mike Macek:
The Bird Man

Steve & Vicky:
The Uber Healthcare Couple

Ben Finegold:
The Grandmaster

Susan & Michael:
The Trail Blazers

Gireesh Gupchup:
The Mumbai/ Edwardsville Dean

Judy Sindecuse:
The Accelerator


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Great stories happen all the time. What’s yours? Send us a photo, shoot us a video link, write us an essay, and tell us why you love St. Louis.