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.

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

Program Experts & Staff

Cristina Albuquerque

Urban Mobility Manager

Cristina Albuquerque

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Leonardo Barbosa

Geoprocessing Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa

Bruno Batista

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Batista

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Luana Betti

Urban Economics Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Luana Betti

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Lara Caccia

Urban Development Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lara Caccia

Fernando Correa

Communications Analyst, WRI Brasil

Fernando Correa

Mario Daud Neto

G&C Analyst, WRI Brasil

Mario Daud Neto

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Olaf Erenstein

Director Research Integrity, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), WRI Europe

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Henrique Evers

Urban Development Manager, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Henrique Evers

Luciana Alves

Restoration Specialist

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Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Meredith Hess

Associate, Water Program

Meredith Hess

Bruno Incau

Regional Coordinator for Urban Development, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Incau

Adriana Jakovcevic

Road Safety Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Caroline Lesser

Director for International Cooperation

Caroline Lesser

Ramona Liberoff

Executive Director, PACE

Ramona Liberoff

Alexandra Lopes

Financial Specialist, WRI Brasil

Alexandra Lopes

Heyd Más

Program Manager, PACE

Reynaldo Mello Neto

Senior Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Reynaldo Mello Neto

Klara Nilsson

Senior Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Mariana Oliveira

Manager, Forests, Land Use and Agriculture Program, WRI Brasil

Joana Oliveira

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI Brasil

Joana Oliveira

Laura Ombelet

Program Coordinator, PACE

Alberto Pallecchi

Acting Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francisco Pasqual

Pietro Pastore

Finance Intern, WRI Brasil

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Guillermo Petzhold

Urban Mobility Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Guillermo Petzhold

Andressa Ribeiro

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Andressa Ribeiro