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 governance. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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37 Featured Experts



Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Celina Bonugli

Associate, Clean Energy Innovation

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Greg Carlock

Manager, Climate Action & Data

Tyler Clevenger

Research Analyst II

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Cynthia Cummis

Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation

Tom Cyrs

Research Associate

Alexander Dane

Manager, City Renewable Energy Solutions

Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

Carrie Dellesky

Engagement & Communications Manager, Carbon Removal

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Engagement Manager, Climate Program

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative

Katie Lebling


Haley Leslie-Bole

Research Analyst, WRI United States

Serena Li

Research Lead, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Eliot Metzger

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

Amy Meyer

Associate, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Robi Robichaud

U.S. City Renewables Lead, Energy Program

Priyanka Roche

Research Analyst, U.S. Energy Program

Alex Rudee

Manager, U.S. Natural Climate Solutions

Devashree Saha

Senior Associate

Lacey Shaver

City Renewable Energy Manager

Joe Thwaites

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Harriet Tregoning

Director, NUMO Alliance

Debbie Weyl

Deputy Director, WRI United States

Gillian Zwicker

Research Analyst II, International Engagement, Climate Program

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