(Montpelier, VT) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Hazel Brewster of Stowe to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.
"It's an honor to be appointed to this position by Governor Scott,” said Hazel Brewster. “I'm grateful for the opportunity to represent the next generation of Vermont women and to aid in efforts to ensure our state is a place where all women can thrive."
Born and raised in Morrisville, Brewster is a 2019 graduate of the University of Vermont and has since earned a master’s degree in public policy and global affairs from the University of British Columbia. During her undergraduate career, she also studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she worked with Members of Scottish Parliament and researched the outmigration of women in rural Scotland.
She has worked for the campaigns and in the offices of both Governor Phil Scott and Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray. Brewster proudly interned for Senator Patrick Leahy and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England while at UVM.
Brewster spent many years as a mentor for Little Bellas, an organization that empowers young women to reach their fullest potential through cycling. Accessibility and representation for women in athletics are deeply important to her as a former competitive mountain biker, a sport in which women continue to be underrepresented.
She is now the Director of Public Relations for the statewide Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is an independent non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women's issues guide VCW's public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.