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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75 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Jessica Kempner

Gender and Equity Lead, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jessica Kempner.

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Liz Kirk

Director, Knowledge Generation and Engagement (FOLU)

Liz Kirk.

Clarissa Lehne

Country Engagement Partner Manager, NDC Partnership

Clarissa Lehne.

Laurie Lewis

Communications Specialist, PACE

Laurie Lewis.
Global Executive Team

Ramona Liberoff

Executive Director, PACE

Ramona Liberoff

Mark Little

Lead, Food Loss and Waste Initiatives

Mark Little.

Deirdre Lynn

Operations Director, WRI Europe

John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Chaandi Malhotra

Project Coordinator, Integrated Climate Action, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Chaandi Malhotra.

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

Kate Morton

Senior HR Manager, WRI Europe

Lawrence Mottram

Grants and Finance Specialist, Ocean Program

Lawrence Mottram.

Klara Nilsson

Senior Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Behrouz Nouri

Energy Sector Manager, Science Based Targets initiative

Behrouz Nouri.

Stephanie Ockenden

Senior Associate & Global Policy Lead

Stephanie Ockenden.

Laura Ombelet

Program Manager, PACE

Helen Palmer

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Helen Palmer.

Tom Pickerell

Global Director, Ocean Program

Tom Pickerell.

Mrinmayee Ray

Operations Administrative Assistant

Mrinmayee Ray.

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

Sophia Sanniti

Research Associate, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Sophia Sanniti.

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Clea Schumer

Associate, Raising National Ambition

Saif Shabou

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

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Pallavi Singh

Strategic Communications Manager, Office of the MD, Africa and Global Partnerships

Pallavi Singh.

Yulia Stange

Director, Nature Crime Alliance

Yulia Stange

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Amy Swift

Research Analyst, Ocean Program

Amy Swift.

Stephanie Tan

Communications Manager, Supply Chains, Land and Forests

Stephanie Tan

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Tea Tuur

Senior Product Manager, Product Studio, Data Lab

Tea Tuur

Lea Voigt

Intern, WRI Europe

Ke Wang

Strategy Lead, Energy Materials and Circularity

Katie Wood

Communications Officer, Ocean Program

Katie Wood
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