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

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Olaf Erenstein

Director Research Integrity, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), WRI Europe

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Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Beakal Fasil

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Caroline Lesser

Director for International Cooperation

Caroline Lesser

Heyd Más

Program Manager, PACE

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Laura Ombelet

Program Coordinator, PACE

Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Leandro Vigna

Data Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Leandro Vigna

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program

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