Travis is the Founder and Director of TechCongress, which places computer scientists, engineers, and other technologists to work directly for Members of Congress and Congressional Committees as policy advisors through its one-year Congressional Innovation Fellowship. Fellows are designing policy on critical issues including Russian hacking, encryption, facial recognition privacy, and autonomous vehicle regulation. Travis worked on Capitol Hill for six years and was the Legislative Director for Rep. Henry A. Waxman, helping guide his work on technology, health care and the environment. He founded Congress’ first digital communications training program and the institution's first Congressional staff conference. Travis is the co-founder of Congress Too, a group of over 1,500 former Congressional staff advocating for reforms to address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.