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.

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

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Pandora Batra

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

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Edward Davey

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

Edward Davey

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

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

John Feldmann

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 II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Jake Ireland

Communications Specialist, FOLU

Jake Ireland

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

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

John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Christian Madera

Global Director for Digital Communications

Christian Madera

Katie McCoshan

International Engagement Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

Katie McCoshan

Amy Meyer

Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Eliza Northrop

Katherine Pedder

Communications and Research Assistant, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Daniele Pollicino

Behavioral Science, Sustainable Diets Intern, WRI London

Daniello Pollicino

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

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