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

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

John Feldmann

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Xiaoqian Jiang

Low Carbon Planning Project Manager, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jiaying Lin

Daizong Liu

Director, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities & Communications Director, WRI China

Daizong Liu

Lu Lu

Research Analyst II, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Christian Madera

Global Director for Digital Communications

Christian Madera

Amy Meyer

Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Shiyong Qiu

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shiyong Qiu

Devashree Saha

Senior Associate

Devashree Saha

Lacey Shaver

Senior Manager, City Clean Energy

Nate Shelter

Strategic Communications Manager

Nate Shelter

Zhufang Shi

Development Manager, WRI China

Zhufang Shi

Harriet Tregoning

Director, NUMO Alliance

Ye Wang

Research Associate, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Ye Wang

Debbie Weyl

Deputy Director, WRI United States

Debbie Weyl

Shannon Wood

Legislative Engagement Assistant, U.S. Climate

Shannon Wood

Wenyi Xi

Research Analyst, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Jinghan Xu

Communications Officer, WRI China

Lulu Xue

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Min Yuan

Energy Transition Project Manager, Climate and Energy Program, WRI China

Min Yuan

Daiyang Zhang

Communications Assistant, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Gillian Zwicker

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