Major Fellowship Activities: Bourne worked on issues related to landmines, and helped put together a resource guide on humanitarian de-mining. In her work with the Nuclear Policy Project, she scheduled Admiral Stansfield Turner’s speaking tour of Boston and San Francisco, where he spoke to the media about his book on the importance of large reductions in the nuclear stockpile. She also attended various meetings on nuclear terrorism, and helped publicize a public opinion poll on nuclear weapons in a report titled Public Attitudes on Nuclear Weapons: An Opportunity for Leadership. The poll found broad support for reductions in the nuclear weapons. She scheduled a Voice of America “Talk to America” program regarding nuclear terrorism.
Current Activities: Bourne is Chief of Federal Relations at the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) where her responsibilities include managing the company’s relationship with Congress and the Administration. She was previously Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at Amtrak where she handled the company’s legislative and policy strategy with state and local government, business, environmental, rail, passengers, and other advocacy organizations and worked with these external partners and every department within the company, the CEO and Board of Directors. Following her fellowship she worked in the office of Congresswoman Darlene Hooley of Oregon and then as Director of Policy for the Presidential Members of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board based at the Census Bureau. In that capacity she monitored local government relations with the Census Bureau in an effort to improve the census process.