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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Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Avni Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Dhawal Ashar

Senior Manager, Sustainable Cities and Transport, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Saransh Bajpai

Senior Manager, Climate Program, WRI India

Saransh Bajpai

Gagandeep Bajwa

Lead – Human Resources, WRI India

Prateek Barapatre

Manager, Climate Program, WRI India

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Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Samrat Basak

Director, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India

Samrat Basak

Subrata Chakrabarty

Senior Manager, Climate, WRI India

Radha Chanchani

Senior Manager, Urban Development, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and Transport

Rhada Chanchani

Purnanjali Chandra

Project Associate, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India Sustainable Cities

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Anupama Choudhary

Manager, Cognos BI Analyst/Financial Reports

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Ahona Datta Gupta

Communications Manager, Energy, WRI India

Ahona Datta Gupta

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Anamika Dutt

Manager, PMEL, Energy Program, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Rohit Eswar

Training and Development Coordinator, WRI India

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

John Feldmann

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Mrunmayee Godbole

Manager, Global Operations, WRI India

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Vikas Guntur

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Akshatha Hegde

Senior Associate, Finance and Operations, WRI India

Akshatha Hegde

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Ashwini Hingne

Senior Manager, Climate, WRI India

Ashwini Hingne

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Meenakshi Kakar

Associate, Sustainable Landscapes & Restoration, WRI India

Sonal Karia

Finance Lead, Operations, WRI India

Sonal Karia

Ajith Kasaragod

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Ajith Kasaragod

Ulka Kelkar

Director – Climate, WRI India

Yasar W. Khan

Project Associate, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Yasar Khan

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

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