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Mary Luévano

Mary Luévano

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Biography

Mary Luévano has led cutting edge initiatives to advance environmental sustainability for nearly two decades. As Policy and Legislative Director, and later as Vice President of Global Green USA, the US arm of the environmental non profit Green Cross International founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, she spearheaded numerous campaigns to increase the use of energy efficiency and renewable/clean energy practices and technologies in the built environment. She also worked to institutionalize green building practices in affordable housing and schools, and to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change including sea level rise.

Prior to her work at Global Green, Ms. Luévano spent 8 years as a Congressional staffer serving in the offices of US Senator Alan Cranston, US Reps. Augustus Hawkins, Calvin Dooley and Jane Harman.

Ms. Luévano was recently appointed to a four-year term on the California Coastal Commission by California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins. As a Commissioner, Ms. Luévano works to protect California’s coastal resources and oversees land use and development in the coastal zone. In 2004, Ms. Luevano was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn to serve on the City of Los Angeles’ Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners where she was elected Vice President. In that capacity, she also served as the alternate representative to the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission. Prior to that, Ms. Luévano served for three years (one as President) on the City of Los Angeles' Environmental Affairs Commission. She has also served on the University of California-Los Angeles' Alumni Association Board of Directors as Chair of the Government Relations Alumni Advocacy Committee. Ms. Luévano holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California-Los Angeles and has completed the Congressional Research Service’s Graduate Legislative Institute in Washington, DC.

Education

  • BS, Political Science/International Relations, University of California-Los Angeles