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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66 Featured Experts



Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

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

Caroline Black

Program Coordinator, Water Program

Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Xixi Chen

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Marc Daniels

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

Marc Daniels

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Rivvy Eisenberg

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mercedes Escobar

Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism, WRI México

Rong Fang

Computational Science Associate, Global Restoration Initiative

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Jun Geng

Grants and Finance Coordinator II

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Natalie Ichtertz

Field Accounting Support Manager

Xiaoqian Jiang

Low Carbon Planning Project Manager, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Yuke Kirana

Data Intern, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Anthony Laurita

Gender Equity Practice Intern

Anthony Laurita

Katie Lebling


Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Bo Li

Research Associate II, Forest Legality Initiative

Daizong Liu

Director, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities & Communications Director, WRI China

Daizong Liu

Kangjie Liu

Electric Mobility Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Anqi Liu

Senior Accountant

Lu Lu

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Ziyi Ma

Research Assistant, Sustainable Finance Center

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Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Assistant, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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