WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Interior has announced additional Biden-Harris administration appointees who will join agency leadership to help create jobs in the clean energy economy, steward America’s public lands and waters, pursue environmental justice and honor our nation-to-nation relationship with tribes.
“Two years into the Biden-Harris administration, the Interior Department is making steady progress to implement President Biden’s agenda – from investing in America’s infrastructure, to strengthening Indian Country, to championing ambitious clean energy goals,” said Chief of Staff Rachael Taylor. “We are thrilled to welcome a new group of accomplished professionals to the Interior Department who will help continue our work to deliver for the American public.”
The new appointees include:
- Annalise Blum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
- Maria Camila Gomez Osorio, Special Assistant, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
- Rebecca Jablonski-Diehl, Advisor, Office of Policy, Management and Budget
- Henry Wykowski, Advisor, Bureau of Land Management
Annalise Blum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Annalise Blum is an environmental engineer and hydrologist with expertise in climate, water and national security policy. She most recently served as Senior Advisor for Climate Policy at the Department of Defense. Blum has over a decade of experience leading multi-disciplinary research focused on water security, extreme events, and the impacts of climate change. She has also worked at Johns Hopkins University, National Academy of Sciences, American Meteorological Society, U.S. Geological Survey, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Maria Camila Gomez Osorio, Special Assistant, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Maria Camila Gomez Osorio has served in constituent-based and legislative roles in both state and federal elected offices. Prior to her service with elected officials, she worked for a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting refugee and asylum seekers settle in the United States.
Rebecca Jablonski-Diehl, Advisor, Office of Policy, Management and Budget
Rebecca Jablonski-Diehl joins the Interior Department after serving as senior professional staff for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, where she handled the committee’s nature-based climate solutions portfolio. She has a decade of experience in conservation policy roles, including positions at the Pew Charitable Trusts and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Henry Wykowski, Advisor, Bureau of Land Management
Henry Wykowski joins the Biden-Harris administration after nearly five years on the House Natural Resources Committee staff, working under Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ). While on the Committee, Wykowski served as a Professional Staff Member for the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, handling Bureau of Land Management policy, conservation work, and the Committee’s work on tribal co-stewardship of public lands. During that time, he worked closely with Subcommittee Chair Joe Neguse (117th Congress) and Subcommittee Chair Deb Haaland (116th Congress) before she was appointed Secretary of the Interior.