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Andrea Purse

Vice President, Communications

Andrea Purse is the Vice President for Communications at American Progress. Andrea comes to American Progress after managing the TV and radio outreach for the John Edwards for President Campaign. Prior to the campaign, Andrea spent time on Capitol Hill as the press secretary for Congressman George Miller (D-CA) and press advisor for broadcast media for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

This is Andrea’s third position here at the Center, as she previously served as the Director of Media Strategy and, before that, as the radio coordinator, managing the radio studio and booking American Progress staff and fellows on radio shows. She has also worked in communications and government relations for the Campaign for America’s Future, Rhode Island Kids Count, and the Children’s Defense Fund, and was chosen for the 2012 Atlantik Brucke Young Leaders Program.