Major Fellowship Activities: Scanlan researched and wrote extensively on small arms for PSR’s Nuclear/Security Program and on U.S. responses to the 9/11 attacks for PSR’s Center for Global Security and Health. She focused on changes in U.S. military policies and diplomatic alliances as a result of the 9/11 attacks. She researched and wrote PSR issue briefs including “War on Terrorism: The United States’ New Allies,” “War on Terrorism: The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan,” “War on Terrorism: Update on The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan,” “The War on Terrorism: The Implications of Lifting Military Sanctions on India and Pakistan,” “Arming Afghan Refugees in Pakistan,” “Guns Shows: Toy Stores for Terrorists,” “Arms for Allies: U.S. Military Policy Since September 11,” and “Increases in Military Training and Arms Transfers Since September 11.”
She researched and wrote about U.S. small arms policies and the related landmine campaign. Because PSR had never directly worked on the issue of small arms, she was the sole staff member on the issue. She was given responsibility and the opportunity to launch and lead a project. She wrote fact sheets or issues briefs on “Small Arms and Light Weapons,” “Small Arms: U.S. Policy and the Role of the Medical Community,” “Landmines,” and co-wrote “Regulation of .50 Caliber Sniper Rifles,” She represented PSR at an international conference on the health effects of small arms trafficking in Helsinki, Finland entitled “Aiming For Prevention: International Medical Conference on Small Arms, Gun Violence, and Injury.”
During the joint International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War/Physicians for Social Responsibility conference she organized a plenary session that included a panel of experts to discuss U.S. policies on small arms transfers, and was a speaker on an additional small arms panel that discussed U.S. legislation relating to small arms transfers.
She attended a congressional hearing on the effects of the humanitarian/military involvement of the U.S. in Afghanistan; a conference with the Gun Violence Prevention department of PSR about ways in which the domestic and international campaigns could be linked; and a speech by the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan. She also attended bi-weekly meetings of the Arms Transfer Working Group and the Small Arms Working Group. In these coalitions, she tracked legislation, drafted sign-on letters, scheduled meetings with legislators, and submitted letters to editors.
Current Activities: Bailey is the cofounder and CEO of Greenworks Lending, a clean energy finance company operational across the country.
She was previously the Director of Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) at the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), the “green bank.” PACE allows property owners to access low-cost, long term finance for energy upgrades in their buildings and repay the loan through an assessment on their property taxes. The initiative is a way to reduce the energy consumed in buildings, which account for a large share of carbon emissions in the United States. She is continuing as an advisor to the Sustainable Development program at the RBF.
She was previously the Program Officer for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Sustainable Development program, where she focused on climate change. She also managed the RBF’s Cross-Programmatic Initiative on energy, which explores the security and sustainability dimensions of energy policies. Prior to joining the RBF in 2004, she completed her master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University, where she concentrated on International Security Strategy primarily focusing on issues of U.S. foreign policy. Ms. Bailey interned in the Developing Policy Planning Office of the United Nations in 2003. She is a co-chair of the steering committee of the Climate and Energy funders group, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of 1Sky, an organization dedicated to encourage federal action to reverse global warming and promote renewable energy. She was previously the Special Assistant to the President at RBF. During graduate school she was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies grant from the U.S. government to study Spanish and Latin America.