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.

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18 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Hector Miguel Donado.

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Rita Maria El Zaghloul

Director, High Ambition Coalition for Nature & People Secretariat

Rita Maria El Zaghloul.

Olaf Erenstein

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

Olaf Erenstein.

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Meredith Hess

Associate, Water Program

Meredith Hess

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

Ramona Liberoff

Executive Director, PACE

Ramona Liberoff

Heyd Más

Program Manager, PACE

Klara Nilsson

Senior Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Laura Ombelet

Program Coordinator, PACE

Alberto Pallecchi

Acting Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Leandro Vigna

Data Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Leandro Vigna