Bio: Brea Purdie is a junior attending Parkdale High school. She is currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme. In her leisure, she spends her time reading novels and writing political articles for the Prince George's County Student Press. She serves as a Consultant/ Political Analyst for the Parkdale Student Government Association Executive Board (SGA). She is a member of Youth Ambassadors and is a programmer for the Robotics team at Parkdale.
Define Political Analyst
A Political Analyst examines the statistics from the polls and current events to predict the outcome of an election. A lobbyist is a person who attempts to influence political officials and the laws they want to enforce. They are often part of a group or committee that wants legislation passed or supported by that official.
What inspired you to become a Political Analyst?
I was inspired to take the position after gaining interest in how the government's spending and legislation affects the quality of the school system. I drew my inspiration from having a passion for looking up information and wondering why it is occurring. I always tend to analyze a system as a whole and then pick out individual problems within it to fix it.
Why is what you do important?
My work is important in predicting the outcome of how a bill or how spending will be finalized. I often take note on what each politician votes on for our district and their beliefs and I analyze how they will take action on each piece of legislation.
What do you think is the most important tool for a Political Analyst?
The most important ability a Political analyst should have is the ability to have an unbiased perspective when analyzing information to be able to understand why the data is being produced in this manner. Once able to do this, you are more capable of predicting the outcome of political actions in government.
What advice do you have for someone that wants to be a Political Analyst?
One piece of advice for someone interested in this field would be to constantly analyze everything. It would help you plan ahead and figure out what steps are needed to solve a problem.
What is an interesting fact about you? An interesting fact about me is that I am advocate of equality and I read an extensive amount of books.
Where are you from / Where do you live? I am from Richmond, Virginia. I currently live in New Carrollton, Maryland.
Who is your favorite Political Analyst? My favorite Political Analyst is James Carville.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? In 5 years, I see myself studying at the University of Frankfurt majoring in International Management.