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

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Janneke de Vries

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

Janneke de Vries

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

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

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

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

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

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Saif Shabou

Urban Data & Analytics Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Yulia Stange

Senior Manager, Global Alliance to End Environmental Crime

Yulia Stange

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Leandro Vigna

Data Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Leandro Vigna

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