Kate Farrish spent 23 years at the Hartford Courant, where she was a higher education writer, bureau chief and city editor and won state and national awards. Since 2009, she has taught newswriting at the University of Connecticut. She is also a freelance writer for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team and an instructor at C-HIT’s summer journalism workshops for high school students. In even-numbered years, she hires more than 250 freelance stringers to call in election results to the Associated Press from every town in Connecticut and Rhode Island. She received a journalism degree with honors from UConn in 1983 and in May 2018, she was awarded a master’s in digital communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is married to Tom Farrish, the immediate past chairman of the board of directors of the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, and they have two grown daughters, Amanda and Alison. Kate is also an active volunteer, tutoring a sixth grader in Hartford with the ConnecticutKids program and serving as secretary of the Tolland Public Library Foundation board of directors and secretary of the Tolland Historical Society.