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Staff Snapshots | Megan Cannella

  • Hometown: East Montpelier, Vt.
  • Role: Supervisor of committee services for the Vermont Legislature
  • Years of legislative service: One

“This position has provided me with the challenge and new environment that I was craving professionally.”

Megan Cannella Vermont

Why did you choose to work at the Legislature?

I chose to work at the Vermont Legislature because I was ready for a career shift. After nearly 20 years in the classroom working with multilingual learners, I was ready for a change. This position has provided me with the challenge and new environment that I was craving professionally.

What skill or talent are you most proud of?

I love to make pies with creatively crafted crusts. I braid them, make fancy shapes and usually have a theme, depending on what the pie is for.

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

Nothing comes to mind … do you have any for me?

Who or what inspires you?

I watched the movie “Nyad” with my family a few months ago. It’s about a long-distance swimmer and her challenges achieving her goals. I was inspired by her dedication and ability to swim incredibly long distances, and I registered to complete a 3-mile swim this summer.

What’s one thing you love about your state or territory?

It’s difficult to choose just one thing! I do love all of Vermont’s ponds for swimming and paddleboarding in the summer, and for ice skating and XC skiing in the winter.

What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?

I just finished “Let Us Descend,” by Jesmyn Ward, and I watch “Queer Eye” when I have time between work and driving kids around.

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