Travnicek hired at department of interior

Andrea Travnicek, who is originally from Minot, was hired as the deputy assistant secretary for water and science at the U.S. Department of Interior, according to the office of Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

“Andrea brings a wealth of experience to the Department of Interior,” Hoeven said in a press release. “The Office of Science and Water carries great importance in North Dakota, impacting energy, agriculture and water issues, among other things. Her knowledge of local issues and expertise in the field will be incredibly valuable as she provides oversight for this office, and I look forward to working with her.”

Travnicek has more than 12 years of research and work experience within the natural resources, energy, agriculture, communications, aviation, unmanned aerial systems and public policy fields. She holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management/Communication and was appointed as a Senior Policy Advisor by Gov. Hoeven and Gov. Dalrymple following her service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Sacramento, Calif.