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

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

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

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

Amy Meyer

Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Devashree Saha

Senior Associate

Devashree Saha

Lacey Shaver

Senior Manager, City Clean Energy

Nate Shelter

Strategic Communications Manager

Nate Shelter

Harriet Tregoning

Director, NUMO Alliance

Debbie Weyl

Deputy Director, WRI United States

Debbie Weyl

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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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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