Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 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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71 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Leadership

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Lori Bird

Celina Bonugli

Associate, Clean Energy Innovation

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Greg Carlock

Manager, Climate Action & Data

Lei Chen

Research Analyst, Food Program, WRI China

Lei Chen

Yan Cheng

Data Analyst, Research Data & Innovation, WRI China

Yan Cheng

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Cynthia Cummis

Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation

Tom Cyrs

Research Associate

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

Carrie Dellesky

Engagement & Communications Manager, Carbon Removal

Ruiyun Dou

Project Coordinator, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Ruiyun Dou

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Xiaotian Fu

Food And Natural Resources Program Director, WRI China

Xiaotian Fu

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Yan He

Senior Human Resources Manager, WRI China

Yan He

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Miao Hong

Director, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Miao Hong

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Xiaoqian Jiang

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

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative

Katie Lebling

Associate

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Serena Li

Research Lead, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Guanying Liu

Research Analyst, Green Finance, WRI China

Guanying Liu

Zhe Liu

Director, Research, Data & Innovation, WRI China

Zhe Liu

Daizong Liu

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

Daizong Liu

Lu Lu

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

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