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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30 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications

Program Experts & Staff

Merve Aki

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Merve Aki

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Günes Cansiz

Director, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Günes Cansiz

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Cigdem Cörek Öztaş

Urban Development and Accessibility Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Cigdem Cörek Öztaş

Hande Dönmez

Strategic Communications Coordinator, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Celal Tolga Imamoglu

Senior Manager, Transport & Road Safety, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Gülcan Orak

Urban Planner, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Cemil Oğuz

Urban Planner, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Cemil Oğuz

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist

Lucie-Schwartz

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

Romain Warnault

Yunus Emre Yılmaz

Transport Engineer, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Yunus Emre Yılmaz

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Gillian Zwicker

Research Analyst II, International Engagement, Climate Program

Murat Ölmez

Urban Planner, WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities

Murat Ölmez

Tuğçe Üzümoğlu

Environmental Engineer, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

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