Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

1370 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Mike Badzmierowski

Manager, U.S. Agricultural Policy

Mike Badzmierowski.

Idrissa Bagayoko

Grants & Finance Specialist, STAND Initiative

Idrissa Bagayoko.

Ayça Bağcı

Senior Manager, European Union Projects, WRI Türkiye

Acya Bagci.

Bukti Bagja

Supply Chain and Livelihood Transformation Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Camila Baioni

Urban Water Resilience Finance Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Gagandeep Bajwa

Lead – Human Resources, WRI India

Daniel Baker

Communications Manager, Corporate Relations

Daniel Baker

Sarah Balagtas

Learning and Development Manager

Sarah Balagtas

Andreea Balan

Talent Acquisition Manager, WRI Europe

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Kanchana Balasubramanian

Data Science and Remote Sensing Intern, Global Restoration Initiative

Kanchana Balasubramanian.

Sergio Baldit Parra

Communications Specialist, Data Lab

Sergio Baldit.

Mulubrhan Balehegn

Agriculture and Climate Research Associate II

Mulubrhan Gebremikael.

Aldric Balisacan

Grants & Finance Specialist II

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Adam Balogun

Accounting Intern

Adam Balogun.

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Melissa Barbanell

Director of U.S.-International Engagement at World Resources Institute

Melissa Barbanell.

Charles (Chip) Barber

Director, Natural Resources Governance and Policy

Leonardo Barbosa

Data Science Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa.

Mariana Barcelos

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mariana Barcelos

Rich Barnett

Senior Writer and Development Strategist

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro

Project Specialist, TerraFund

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro.

Brittany Barrett

Deputy Director, Implementation & Operations for the Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Brittany Barrett.

Alyssa Barrett

Senior Product Strategist, Land & Carbon Lab, Data Lab

Isabela Barriga

Community Engagement Manager, Global Forest Watch

Isabela Barriga.

Cynthia Barzuna

Director, Ocean Action 2030 Coalition

Cynthia Barzuna

Naomi Basik Treanor

Senior Manager, Forests for People and Climate Initiative

Naomi Basik Treanor

Bruno Batista

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Batista

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francesca Battistelli

Associate III, Water Security & Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Senior Program Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Catherine Beal

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Catherine Beal

Skylar Bee

Climate Finance Specialist, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Skylar Bee

Mirza Firoz Beg

Head, Equity & Poverty, CEO's Office, WRI India

Mirza Firoz Beg.