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

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Associate, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Alberto Pallecchi

Acting Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Daniela Russi

Food, Land and Water Policy Lead for WRI Europe

Daniela Russi.

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Ke Wang

Global Lead, Energy Minerals and Circularity