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

Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Pandora Batra

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

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director of the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Christina Gallagher

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Ocean Program

Christina Gallagher

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Jake Ireland

Communications Specialist, FOLU

Jake Ireland

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Katie McCoshan

International Engagement Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

Katie McCoshan

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Eliza Northrop

Katherine Pedder

Communications and Research Assistant, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Daniele Pollicino

Behavioral Science, Sustainable Diets Intern, WRI London

Daniello Pollicino

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Yulia Stange

Senior Manager, Global Alliance to End Environmental Crime

Yulia Stange

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Muluneh Tarekegn

Programs and Research Specialist, Water Program, WRI Africa

Muluneh Tarekegn

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Namitha Vivek

Country Engagement Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Katie Wood

Communications Officer, Ocean Program

Katie Wood

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program

Tim Young

Net Zero Finance Manager, SBTi Finance

Tim Young

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