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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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33 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

John Feldmann

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Benson Ireri

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

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

Christian Madera

Global Director for Digital Communications

Christian Madera

Elise Mazur

GIS Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

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Amy Meyer

Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Mason Jon Parker

Data and Tools Intern, Knowledge and Learning, Climate Program

Mason Jon Parker

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Urban Mobility Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Douglas Ronoh

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Douglas Ronoh

Devashree Saha

Senior Associate

Devashree Saha

Ashni Shah

Grants and Finance Specialist II - Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ashni Shah

Lacey Shaver

Senior Manager, City Clean Energy

Nate Shelter

Strategic Communications Manager

Nate Shelter

Harriet Tregoning

Director, NUMO Alliance

Hellen Wanjohi-Opil

Resilience African Cities Lead, WRI Africa

Hellen Wanjohi-Opil

Debbie Weyl

Deputy Director, WRI United States

Debbie Weyl

Savannah Willard

National Climate Action Intern

Savannah Willard

Shannon Wood

Legislative Engagement Assistant, U.S. Climate

Shannon Wood

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Gillian Zwicker

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