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Shuhan Zhang

Staff Accountant

Shuhan is the Staff Accountant in the Accounting Department supporting Accounts Payable.

Shuhan recently graduated from George Washington University with a Master of Accountancy degree....

Andrew Light

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Andrew Light, Ph.D., is Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Global Climate Program. He directs the U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, and works with the...

Emily Nilson

Intern, Building Efficiency Initiative

Emily is a Building Efficiency Intern with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She supports the Building Efficiency team’s work with the Building Efficiency Accelerator, part of the United...

Karla Battistella

Operations Director, WRI Brasil

Karla is the Operations Director for WRI Brasil, working to coordinate Finance and HR teams in Brazil, both in São Paulo and Porto Alegre.

Prior to joining WRI, Karla worked in Greenpeace...

Franco Bria

Grants And Contracts Coordinator, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Franco is a Grants and Contracts coordinator and member of the Operations Team. He will be in charge of issues related to financial monitoring and reporting and compliance of all grants and sub-...

Ignazio Bellini

Sustainability Intern

Ignazio Bellini (Iggy) is the intern for the Sustainability Initiative in the WRI DC Office. He supports the program strategy and implementation to integrate sustainability principles into WRI's...

Claudio Pontes

Specialist in Restoration and Reforestation, Forests

Claudio is the Forest Restoration Specialist at the WRI Brasil for the Project “Mobilizing markets to capture carbon through forest restoration in Brazil”. He is responsible for setting best...

Jun Geng

Grants and Finance Coordinator II

Jun Geng is the Grants and Finance Coordinator II in the Forest Legality Alliance. He manages the grants, finances and administrative matters of the Forest Legality Alliance.

Prior joining...

Leah Schleifer

Renewable Natural Gas Intern

Leah is the Renewable Natural Gas Intern for the U.S. Climate Initiative. She works to research how Renewable Natural Gas can play a role in our domestic energy portfolio.

Leah has...

Perihan MacDonald

Special Assistant

Perihan is the Special Assistant for the Food, Forests, and Water Programs. She provides coordination, scheduling, and research support for Craig Hanson (Global Director of Food, Forests, and...


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