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Laura Vary

Africa Forest Associate, Global Forest Watch

Laura is an Africa Forest Associate working with the Global Forest Watch Africa Team. She supports key areas of the Congo Basin work, while leading...

Jia Jun Lee

Helms Fellow

Jia Jun is a Helms Fellow working on the Land and Resource Rights (LRR) Initiative in the Governance Center. He works on data acquisition, collection, standardization and visualization for...

Nyasha Mandima

Energy Access Intern

Nyasha is the Energy Access Intern for the Energy Program. He also works very closely with the Electricity Governance Initiative team on the Energy Access project which seeks to provide...

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Helen Ding joined WRI in July 2015 as an environmental economist with the Economics Center, functioning as a cross-programmatic economist to support the analysis and practical tools being...

Tamara Naidoo

Intern, The Access Initiative

Amara is the Research and Communications intern in the Governance Center, supporting the Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE), an Access Initiative...

Yaxin Yan

China Forest Finance Intern

Yaxin is the China Forest Finance Intern under the Food, Forests, and Water Program, supporting both the Forest Legality Team and the Finance Center. She...

Ryan Winstead

Writing/Editing Intern

Ryan is the writing and editing intern for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He primarily works on the Ross Center’s blog,, writing articles and updating the website on a...

Shiyong Qiu

Research Assistant, Sustainable Cities

Shiyong is a research assistant in WRI China office, where she works on several research projects on sustainable transportation and urban development.

Prior to joining WRI, Shiyong worked...

Anne Maassen

Energy, Climate, and Finance Associate

Anne Maassen is the Energy, Climate, and Finance Associate for the Energy & Climate practice area at the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Her work focuses on improving the...

Allison Harwick

TRAC Training Materials Development Intern

Allison Harwick is the Training Materials Development Intern for WRI’s TRAC Cities. She develops engaging training material for the upcoming Compact of Mayors training program. The Compact of...


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