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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941 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Eillie Anzilotti

Communications Lead, UrbanShift, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Eillie Anzilotti.

Josephine Apajo

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Manager, WRI Africa

Josephine Apajo

Marlon Joseph Apanada

Southeast Asia Engagement Lead, Energy & Climate

William Apondo

Data Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI Africa

William Apondo

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Estefanía Ardila

Country Engagement Specialist, Latin America and the Caribbean, NDC Partnership

Geraldy Arief

Research Analyst, WRI Papua Regional Office

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Ettore Arpini

Data Systems and Institutional Reporting Manager

Ettore Arpini

Oliver Ashford

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Oliver Ashford.

Arooj Asif

Executive Assistant, Managing Director for Global Delivery

Arooj Asif

Simone Athayde

Research Integrity Lead

Simone Athayde.

Becky Atkins

Global Network Lead, Data Lab

César Avilés

Innovation Coordinator, WRI Mexico

Chelsea Babcock

Global Coordination Manager, Executive Office

Chelsea Babcock

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Mike Badzmierowski

Manager, U.S. Agricultural Policy

Mike Badzmierowski.

Idrissa Bagayoko

Grants & Finance Specialist, STAND Initiative

Idrissa Bagayoko.

Ayça Bağcı

Senior Manager, European Union Projects, WRI Türkiye

Acya Bagci.

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Camila Baioni

Urban Water Resilience Finance Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Gagandeep Bajwa

Lead – Human Resources, WRI India

Daniel Baker

Communications Manager, Corporate Relations

Daniel Baker

Andreea Balan

Talent Acquisition Manager, WRI Europe

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Kanchana Balasubramanian

Data Science and Remote Sensing Intern, Global Restoration Initiative

Kanchana Balasubramanian.

Mulubrhan Balehegn

Agriculture and Climate Research Associate II

Mulubrhan Gebremikael.

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Charles (Chip) Barber

Director, Natural Resources Governance and Policy

Rich Barnett

Senior Writer and Development Strategist

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro

Project Specialist, TerraFund

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro.

Brittany Barrett

Deputy Director, Implementation & Operations for the Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Brittany Barrett.

Alyssa Barrett

Senior Product Strategist, Land & Carbon Lab, Data Lab

Isabela Barriga

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Isabela Barriga.

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Naomi Basik Treanor

Senior Manager, Forests for People and Climate Initiative

Naomi Basik Treanor

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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