Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 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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44 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ettore Arpini

Program Management Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Marc Daniels

Grants and Finance Specialist I, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marc Daniels

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Anteneh Gelaw

Regional Manager, Africa, P4G

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Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Libby Gladding

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Green Finance Coordinator, WRI Mexico

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate II

Salima Mahamoudou

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Solomon Negusse

Software Engineer

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Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francisco Pasqual

Gerard Pozzi

Engagement and Research Specialist, Food Program

Maria Santarelli

Program Coordinator

Maria Santarelli

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw

Alemakef Tassew

Urban Development Project Specialist, WRI Africa

Alemakef Tassew

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

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Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

Anna Twomlow

Lourenço Valentini

Urban Mobility Intern

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Juliana Vega

Mobility and Road Safety Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Ke Wang

Program Lead, PACE

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