Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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119 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Pollyana Abreu

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Camila Bellaver Alberti

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil

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Cristina Albuquerque

Urban Mobility Manager

Cristina Albuquerque

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

Laura Azeredo

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Laura Azeredo

Leonardo Barbosa

Geoprocessing Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa

Mariana Barcelos

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mariana Barcelos

Bruno Batista

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Batista

Luana Betti

Urban Economics Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Luana Betti

Larissa Bitzcki

Economics and Urban Finance Intern, WRI Brasil

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Cynthia Blank

Urban Mobility Assistant, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Selma Bombachini

Executive Secretary, WRI Brasil

Selma Bombachini

Henrique Cabral

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Henrique Cabral

Lara Caccia

Urban Development Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lara Caccia

Bruno Calixto

Communications Specialist, WRI Brasil

Bruno Calixto

Paulo Camuri

Senior Economist, Climate Program, WRI Brasil

Paulo Camuri

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Central and West Africa Communications Coordinator III

Fernando Correa

Communications Analyst, WRI Brasil

Fernando Correa

Henrique Corsi

Administrative Analyst, WRI Brasil

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Mario Daud Neto

G&C Analyst, WRI Brasil

Mario Daud Neto

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Henrique Evers

Urban Development Manager, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Henrique Evers

Ifrah Farah

Grants & Finance Coordinator, New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Ifrah Farah

Elizabeth Farina

Executive Director, WRI Brasil 

Elizabeth Ferina

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Beakal Fasil

Luciana Alves

Restoration Specialist

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Bruno Felin

Communications Specialist, WRI Brasil

Bruno Felin

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Lucas Ferreira

Financial Analyst, WRI Brasil

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Claudia Garcia

Administrative and Financial Manager, WRI Brasil

Claudia Garcia

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