Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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38 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Yidan Chen

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yidan Chen

Ke Chen

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Ke Chen

Yanan Deng

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yanan Deng

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Xiaoyu Fan

Research Analyst, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Xiaoyu Fan

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Li Fang

Liu Fengwei

FOLU China Director, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Liu Fengwei

Yuchen Guo

Data Associate, Research, Data & Innovation, WRI China

Yuchen Gao

Xiaoying Guo

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Xiaoying Guo

Zhuohui Huang

Research Analyst , Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Zhuohui Huang

Xiaoqian Jiang

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yating Li

Research Analyst, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Yating Li

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Jiaying Lin

Zoe Liu

Office Assistant, WRI China

Zoe Liu

Lu Lu

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI Chin

Lu Lu

Jie Meng

Operations Manager, WRI China

Jie Meng

Haigang Pei

Research Assistant, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Haigang Pei

Shiyong Qiu

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Shiyong Qiu

Zhufang Shi

Development Manager, WRI China

Zhufang Shi

Tingting Sun

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Manager, WRI China

Tingting Sun

Jian Wan

Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Jian Wan

Yan Wang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Yan Wang

Ke Wang

Global Lead, Energy Minerals and Circularity

Wei Wang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wei Wang

Wenyi Xi

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Yajing Xin

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yaijing Xin

Jinghan Xu

Communications Manager, WRI China

Jinghan Xu

Shengnian Xu

Research Associate, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Xu Shengnian

Lulu Xue

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Lulu Xue

Min Yuan

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Min Yuan

Lili Zhai

Communications Assistant, WRI China

Lili Zhai

Daiyang Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang

Yanping Zhang

Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Yanping Zhang

Wenquan Zhang

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenquan Zhang

Cheng Zhang

esearch Associate, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Cheng Zhang

Haijun Zhao

FOLU China Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Haijun Zhao

Weiqi Zhou

Data Analyst, Research, Data & Innovation, WRI China

Weiqi Zhou

Mengdong Zhu

Research Assistant, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Mengdong Zhu