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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.



Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Pandora Batra

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

Celina Bonugli

Associate, Clean Energy Innovation

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Greg Carlock

Manager, Climate Action & Data

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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Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

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

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Catlyne Haddaoui

Urban Development Research Manager, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Yuke Kirana

Data Intern, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Katie Lebling


Katie McCoshan

International Engagement Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

Katie McCoshan

Amy Meyer

Associate, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Maria Potouroglou

Program Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Robi Robichaud

U.S. City Renewables Lead, Energy Program

Devashree Saha

Senior Associate

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