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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31 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Lori Bird

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

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

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative

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

Serena Li

Research Lead, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Eliot Metzger

Director of Sustainable Business & Innovation, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Eliot Metzger

Amy Meyer

Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Georgie Murrin

Events and Engagement Intern, Food and Land Use Coalition, WRI London

Georgie Murrin

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

Carla Walker

Director, Environmental Justice and Equity

Carla Walker

Debbie Weyl

Deputy Director, WRI United States

Debbie Weyl

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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