Staff Snapshots | Zoë Gluck
Sept. 30, 2022 | State Legislatures News | Print
Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.
Role: Senior Committee Clerk, Connecticut General Assembly
Years of legislative service: Five
What inspires her: “I am inspired by women who empower other women.”
Why did you choose to work at the Legislature?
I had always thought I would work in government on the federal level. Throughout my undergraduate experience, I became involved in state campaigns and various internships connected with state government. After those experiences, I knew I wanted to be involved on a state level where my work would directly impact and improve the lives of Connecticut residents.
What skill or talent are you most proud of?
Staff are most successful when they are able to work with anyone within the Legislature, advocates and lobbyists. Learning how to effectively communicate, collaborate and work in conjunction with staff and legislators is something I have worked toward since I began working at the General Assembly. These skills have led me to develop valuable relationships and successfully negotiate, draft and pass meaningful legislation.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Everyone can teach you something.
What’s one thing you love about your state?
I love autumn in Connecticut.
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.