higher education schools reopening covid

Staff Snapshots | Virginia J. Drew

Sept. 23, 2021 | State Legislatures News | Print

Virginia J. Drew

Hometown: Epsom, N.H.

Role: Director of the New Hampshire State House Visitor Center

Years of legislative service: 21

Best advice she was ever given: “Treat everyone as an individual and remember that what you say to people should be done with care because the right words will make a person’s day, but the wrong ones could have a lasting negative impact.”


Why did you choose to work at the legislature?

It’s an honor and privilege serving the people of my state. I stay working for the legislature, because I enjoy meeting legislators and watching how hard they work to serve the people of my state.

What skill or talent are you most proud of?

My ability to connect with people and share information about our building and the state.

Who or what inspires you?

The people who are always willing to go extra steps to help others, especially children and elders.

What’s one thing you love about your state?

Hard question—because there is so much to love about New Hampshire! It’s the best state because it has everything! Beautiful scenery, long history, lakes, seashores, mountains and wonderful citizens!

What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?

Rereading all of Ken Follett’s books and embarrassingly admitting to binge-watching “Survivor.”

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

For its “Staff Snapshots” series, State Legislatures News is asking legislative staff about their role in the legislature. If you’d like to suggest a staffer for this series, please email Holly South at NCSL.

Additional Resources