Mario Loyola

Research Assistant Professor; Director, Environmental Finance & Risk Management

Institute of Environment


Mario Loyola is a research assistant professor and director of the Environmental Finance and Risk Management Program in the Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program. He also teaches administrative and environmental law at the College of Law. Loyola has worked on energy and environment policy and regulatory issues for many years, both in and out of government. He is a former associate director for regulatory reform at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and has also served at the Pentagon and in the U.S. Senate. Loyola is a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and has published extensively in National Review, The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal, in addition to academic and policy journals. He received a BA in European History from the University of Wisconsin and a JD from Washington University School of Law.