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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72 Featured Experts



Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Program Experts & Staff

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Volha Artsiukh

Operations Associate, Global Food and Land-Use Coalition, WRI Europe

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Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Ocean Watch

Nanda Aung

Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship

Nanda Aung

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement & Partnerships Manager, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Tyler Ferdinand

Agricultural Resilience Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director for the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Nick Godfrey

Director, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Nancy Gonzalez Sedman

Talent Acquisition Specialist, WRI Europe

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Amy Green

Operations Officer, WRI Europe

Ben Hart

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Liz Hollaway

Program Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Liz Hollaway

Lotte Holvast

Program Specialist, PACE

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Joe Howell

Grants and Finance Specialist, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Joe Howell

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Henrieke Jonker

WRI Europe Liaison

Krista Kruft

Engagement Lead, PACE

Caroline de Bruin

International Cooperation Associate

Caroline de Bruin

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Caroline Lesser

Director For International Cooperation

Caroline Lesser

Deirdre Lynn

Operations Director, WRI Europe

Haileselassie Medhin

Africa Director of Strategy and Partnerships

Nathan Mesnildrey

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Heather Millen

Communications Manager, PACE

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Kate Morton

Senior HR Manager, WRI Europe

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