Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees

Last edited 02/10/2023

Date: Friday, February 10, 2023


WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today 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 strengthen Indian Country, create a clean energy future with climate-resilient infrastructure, address long-standing environmental injustices, and protect our lands and waters for the benefit of current and future generations,” said Chief of Staff Rachael Taylor. “Our new team members will play key roles as we continue our progress in the years to come.”

The new appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Sara Cawley, Advisor, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
  • Lily Greenberg Call, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff
  • Justin Horn, Press Assistant
  • Lynn Trujillo, Senior Counselor to the Secretary

Sara Cawley, Advisor, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Sara most recently worked for Earthjustice as the senior legislative representative covering federal oil and gas policy. Sara’s prior experience includes positions at the Western Organization of Resource Councils and the National Wildlife Federation. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and environmental studies from Gettysburg College, and a Master of Science in environmental policy from the University of Michigan. Between earning her degrees, Sara spent a year in Denmark on a Fulbright grant, studying collaborative natural resource management, and a year with AmeriCorps Cape Cod, completing hands-on environmental restoration and education projects.

Lily Greenberg Call, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff

Lily Greenberg Call joins the Interior Department after working as a paralegal at Terris, Pravlik, and Millian LLP, a public interest litigation firm in Washington, D.C. During the 2020 election cycle, Lily was a field organizer in Tucson, Arizona for the Arizona Coordinated Campaign and in Waterloo, Iowa for Kamala Harris’ primary race. Originally from San Diego, Lily studied political science and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. During her undergraduate years, Lily worked on international human rights investigations and humanitarian relief in Greece.

Justin Horn, Press Assistant

Justin Horn most recently served as a special assistant on the White House Infrastructure Implementation Team. Prior to this role, he served as a special assistant to the Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. He served on the Biden for President campaign during the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary and general election, first as a correspondence fellow and later as a field organizer in Philadelphia. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Justin graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2020 from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lynn Trujillo, Senior Counselor to the Secretary

Lynn Trujillo most recently served on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Cabinet as Secretary of the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department. Prior to that role, Lynn worked with Native American Tribes and organizations across the country as a national Native American coordinator for USDA Rural Development programs. Her past experiences include organizing in Tribal communities and practicing Indian Law in Washington D.C. and New Mexico. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is a member of Sandia Pueblo and is also part Acoma and Taos Pueblos.


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