Project Manager, Partnerships & Outreach
Mario works on climate and air quality issues across Texas’ major metropolitan areas. He advocates for policies that curb pollution, accelerate the adoption of medium and heavy duty electric vehicles, support the adoption of renewable energy generation, improve energy efficiency, and reduce natural gas leaks.
Mario has worked on political campaigns in his hometown of San Antonio and throughout South Texas and states ranging from Nevada and Colorado to New Hampshire. He previously managed a program to engage Eagle Ford Shale residents around issues such as gas flaring and public health, directed a networking group for clean energy professionals, and worked for start-up companies on commercial energy efficiency and long-haul trucking solutions.Mario serves on the boards of the Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance and the U.S. Green Building Chapter of South Texas and is a graduate of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program.
EducationMasters of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts; History, The University of Texas at Austin
International Water Quality Management In the Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 2013