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

Leadership

Leadership

Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

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Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Elleni Ashebir

Program Manger, Cities and Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Elleni Ashebir

Lorena Baca

Director of Development, WRI México

Lorena Baca

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Marc Daniels

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

Marc Daniels

Mercedes Escobar

Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism, WRI México

Beakal Fasil

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

Solomon Tsehay Feleke

Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Madeleine Galvin

Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Anteneh Gelaw

Regional Manager, Africa, P4G

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Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Anthony Laurita

Gender Equity Practice Intern

Anthony Laurita

Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Nadine Lombardo-Han

Intern, Climate and Behavior Project

Nadine Lombardo-Han

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate II

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Solomon Negusse

API Software Engineer

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Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Assistant, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Gerard Pozzi

Research and Engagement Specialist, Food Program

Klara Shepherd

Intern, Foundation Relations

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

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

Juliana Vega

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

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Program Coordinator, WRI Africa

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