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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104 Featured Experts



Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Volha Artsiukh

Operations Associate, Global Food and Land-Use Coalition, WRI Europe

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Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Nanda Aung

Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship

Nanda Aung

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Lori Bird

Celina Bonugli

Associate, Clean Energy Innovation

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Greg Carlock

Manager, Climate Action & Data

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Cynthia Cummis

Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation

Tom Cyrs

Research Associate

Tom Cyrs

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

Carrie Dellesky

Engagement & Communications Manager, Carbon Removal

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

Tyler Ferdinand

Agricultural Resilience Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director of the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Christina Gallagher

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Ocean Program

Christina Gallagher

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Nancy Gonzalez Sedman

Talent Acquisition Specialist, WRI Europe

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

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