Jennifer Bourne

Jennifer Bourne

Associate Director, Berggruen Fellowships & Berggruen China Center; Associate Editor & Translator Noema Magazine


Jenny Bourne is the Associate Director of Fellowships at the Berggruen Institute. She is responsible for managing the Berggruen Fellows at various partner universities like NYU, Harvard, USC, Stanford, Peking, and Tsinghua University etc. She also is the Associate Director of Berggruen China Center where she facilitates communications and supports program development between Berggruen HQ in LA and China Center in Beijing.

Prior to joining the Berggruen Institute, she worked to launch a Master program in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Maryland, which is the second such program in the country. While at University of Maryland, she also taught courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to coming to the US, she worked as Inward Investment Specialist for UK Trade and Investment in Great Britain. In that position, she attracted Foreign Direct Investment from the Chinese market into Northeast England. She conducted market research, generated leads, and managed investments.

Jenny holds a PhD in Intercultural Communication from University of Maryland. Her dissertation researches into the intercultural challenges in Chinese-English conference interpreting. Jenny also holds a Master degree from Newcastle University in England and a Bachelor degree from China.