Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,800 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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44 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Jenny Arthur

Head of Coolfood Membership Development

Jenny Arthur

Oliver Ashford

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Oliver Ashford.

Arooj Asif

Executive Assistant, Managing Director for Global Delivery

Arooj Asif

Becky Atkins

Global Network Lead, Data Lab

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Pandora Batra

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

Anne Bordier

Director of Food Initiatives

Anne Bordier

Clare Brennan

Senior Operations and Engagement Manager

Aline D'Ormesson

Senior Development Manager, FOLU

Aline D'Ormesson.

Edward Leo Davey

Head, World Resources Institute, UK; Partnerships Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Edward Davey

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Manager

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Hector Miguel Donado.

Nicola Frost

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

Sarah George

Global Communications and Media Manager, Energy

Sarah George.

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Meredith Hess

Associate, Water Program

Meredith Hess

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Coolfood Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Jake Ireland

Communications Specialist, Global Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Jake Ireland.

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Liz Kirk

Director, Knowledge Generation and Engagement (FOLU)

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John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Katie McCoshan

Policy and International Engagement Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Katie McCoshan.

Lawrence Mottram

Grants and Finance Specialist, Ocean Program

Lawrence Mottram.

Klara Nilsson

Senior Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Stephanie Ockenden

Senior Associate & Global Policy Lead

Stephanie Ockenden.

Helen Palmer

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Helen Palmer.

Tom Pickerell

Global Director, Ocean Program

Tom Pickerell.

Nidhi Ralhan

Programme Manager, Food Action Now

Nidhi Ralhan.

Mrinmayee Ray

Operations Administrative Assistant

Mrinmayee Ray.

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Clea Schumer

Associate, Raising National Ambition

Pallavi Singh

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

Pallavi Singh.

Roxana Slavcheva

Global Lead, Built Environment, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Roxana Slavcheva.

Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Yulia Stange

Director, Nature Crime Alliance

Yulia Stange

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price
tree planting in Mombasa, Kenya