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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34 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications

Program Experts & Staff

Samrat Basak

Director, Urban Water, WRI India

Samrat Basak

Subrata Chakrabarty

Senior Manager, Climate, WRI India

Tanmoy Chatterjee

Senior Manager, Sustainable Landscape Restoration, WRI India

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Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Anupama Choudhary

Manager, Cognos BI Analyst/Financial Reports

Jahan Chowdhury

Country Engagement Director, NDC Partnership

Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Manager, PMEL, Energy Program, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Ashwini Hingne

Manager, Climate, WRI India

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Vijay Jagannathan

Senior Fellow, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Joanne Ma

User Experience Research Intern, TerraMatch

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Tirthankar Mandal

Head, Energy Policy, WRI India

Tirthankar Mandal

Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Anandi Mishra

Senior Associate, Communications, WRI India

Apurba Mitra

Head, Climate Program, WRI India

Arun Panda

Senior Fellow, Climate Program, WRI India

Arun Panda

Bibhu Panigrahi

Enterprise Architect, Global Operations & WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Tini Tran

Director, Global Communications and Engagement, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Tini Tran

Thet Hein Tun

Transportation Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Romain Warnault

Design Project Manager

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Gillian Zwicker

Research Analyst II, International Engagement, Climate Program

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