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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62 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ettore Arpini

Program Management Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities

Caroline Black

Research Analyst II, Water Program

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Xixi Chen

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Rivvy Eisenberg

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Arya Harsono

Research Analyst II, 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 Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Green Finance Coordinator, WRI Mexico

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Bo Li

Research Associate II, Forest Legality Initiative

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jiaying Lin

Daizong Liu

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

Daizong Liu

Anqi Liu

Senior Accountant

Lu Lu

Research Analyst II, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Chuyi Lu

Gender Mainstreaming and Youth Intern, NDC Partnership

Chuyi Lu.

Christine Luttmer

Project Specialist, Country Engagement Support, South Africa

Christine Luttmer

Ziyi Ma

Research Analyst, Sustainable Finance Center

Ziyi Ma

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Alberto Pallecchi

Acting Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francisco Pasqual

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Liqing Peng

Gerard Pozzi

Engagement and Research Specialist, Food Program