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.

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

Director, Global Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cristina Albuquerque

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Júlio de Araújo-Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Virginia Antonioli

Sustainable Food Systems Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition, WRI Brasil

Virginia Antonioli.

Leonardo Barbosa

Data Science 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 P. Betti

Finance Specialist II, WRI Brasil

Luana Betti.

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

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

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

Henrique Evers

Urban Development Manager, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Henrique Evers

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Lucas Ferreira

Financial Analyst, WRI Brasil

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Data Science Coordinator

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira.

Aklilu Fikresilassie

Director, Thriving Resilient Cities, WRI Africa; Representative of WRI in Ethiopia

Aklilu Fikresilassie.

Claudia Garcia

Administrative and Financial Manager, WRI Brasil
Claudia Garcia

Miriam Garcia

Senior Climate Policy Manager, WRI Brasil

Miriam Garcia.

Lara Horn

Urban Financing and Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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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

Karolina Silva de Jesus

Active Mobility Intern, WRI Brasil

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Letícia Liechavicius

Senior Human Resources Analyst, WRI Brasil
Letícia Liechavicius

Luis Antonio Lindau

Director, Brazil, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Luis Antonio Lindau

Alexandra Lopes

Financial Specialist, WRI Brasil

Alexandra Lopes

Suzanna Lund

Operations Director, WRI Brasil

Suzanna Lund

Felipe Perez Martinez

Pleno Events Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Felipe Perez Martinez

Caroline Medeiros Rocha Frasson

Climate Manager, WRI Brasil

Caroline Medeiros Rocha Frasson

Reynaldo Mello Neto

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

Reynaldo Mello Neto

Débora Neves

Senior Financial Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Débora Neves

Larissa Oliveira

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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