Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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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50 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

Deputy Director, Global Urban Mobility, and Director, Health & Road Safety, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Ashwathy Anand

Program Associate, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India

Ashwathy Anand

Ettore Arpini

Program Management Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Zhanar Atiyeva

Grants and Finance Specialist, Climate Resilience

Zhanar Atiyeva.

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Rocío Campos

Communications Manager, Center for Equitable Development

Rocío Campos

Mario Daud Neto

G&C Analyst, WRI Brasil

Mario Daud Neto

Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Janneke de Vries

Shefaali Desai

HR International Manager, Global Human Resources

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Climate Finance Associate, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Claudio Forner

Senior Associate, Climate Diplomacy

Claudio Forner.

Johannes Friedrich

Director of Climate Data

Kalpana Giri

Senior Manager, Social Equity, Global Restoration

Kalpana Giri

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Thiago Guimarães

Senior Manager, Research, Data, and Innovation, WRI Brasil

Sandy Henkes

Project Coordinator & Team Administrator, Food Program

Sandy Henkes

Bekah Holloway

International Office Liaison, Strategy and Development Manager

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Ramona Liberoff

Executive Director, PACE

Ramona Liberoff

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jiaying Lin

Christine Luttmer

Project Specialist, Country Engagement Support, South Africa

Christine Luttmer

Anne Maassen

Senior Manager, Urban Transformation Insights & Partnerships / Global Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Anne Maassen

Dimitris Mentis

Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Demitris Mentis

Sonny Mumbunan

Lead Environmental Economist, WRI Indonesia

Sonny Mumbunan

Ryan O’Connor

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Ryan O'Connor

David Pérez-Barbosa

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

Danielle Riedl

Research Analyst II, Industrial Innovation & Carbon Removal

Danielle Riedl

Sangeetha Sarma

Head of Communications, P4G

Sangeetha Sarma

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Jannik Schulz

Development Intern

Jannik Schulz

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Alex Simpkins

Communications Coordinator, New Climate Economy

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Yulia Stange

Senior Manager, Global Alliance to End Environmental Crime

Yulia Stange

Sebastian Sterl

Senior Researcher, Clean Energy Transitions, WRI Africa

Sebastian Sterl

Jake Stockman

GIS Research Assistant, Energy Access Explorer

John Stockman