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.

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75 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Lori Bird

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

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

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

Xiaotian Fu

Food And Natural Resources Program Director, WRI China

Xiaotian Fu

Ankita Gangotra

Associate II, Industrial Innovation, Climate Program

Ankita Gangotra

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Taylor Harvey

Operations Manager - Executive Office

Taylor Harvey

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Yan He

Senior Human Resources Manager, WRI China

Yan He

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Alik Hinckson

Chief Financial Officer

Alik Hinckson

Miao Hong

Director, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Miao Hong

Sarah Huckins

Communications Manager I, GHG Protocol, Climate Program

Sarah Huckins

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Xiaoqian Jiang

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

Hannah Kemp

Urban Mobility Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Hannah Kemp

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative

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

Serena Li

Research Lead, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Serena Li

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jiaying Lin

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 II, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Christian Madera

Global Director for Digital Communications

Christian Madera

Elise Mazur

GIS Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

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