Kate O'Connell, WXXI


WXXI/Finger Lakes Reporter for the Innovation Trail

Kate O’Connell comes to WXXI from Melbourne, Australia, and studied journalism at Royal Melboure Institute of Technology.

During her studies, Kate was a freelance journalist, reporting from Nepal and Haiti, and worked with the media team of the United Nations partner group, International Organization for Migration.

Kate's experience also includes work for the Shepparton News, Australian Broadcasting Company, Melbourne’s Channel 31, RRR radio and WIN television.

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WXXI's Innovation Trail Dropout Nation forum

This story is part of the Innovation Trail's partnership with FRONTLINE's Dropout Nation. You can read the other reports here.

At a panel held in Rochester last night as part of the America Graduate project, participants in the forum said that some students may not excel in academics, but that doesn't mean they can't graduate, it just means their other talents must become the focus.