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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57 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications


Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Caroline Black

Program Coordinator, Water Program

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Rivvy Eisenberg

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rong Fang

Computational Science Associate, Global Restoration Initiative

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

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

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Natalie Ichtertz

Field Accounting Support Manager

Xiaoqian Jiang

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

Katie Lebling


Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Bo Li

Research Associate II, Forest Legality Initiative

Anqi Liu

Senior Accountant

Daizong Liu

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

Daizong Liu

Kangjie Liu

Electric Mobility Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lu Lu

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Joanne Ma

User Experience Research Intern, TerraMatch

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Ziyi Ma

Research Assistant, Sustainable Finance Center

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Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Shiyong Qiu

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shiyong Qiu

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist

Zhufang Shi

Senior Development Coordinator, WRI China

Zhufang Shi

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Jerin Tan

Communications Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative

Natalie Thomure

Program Analyst, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

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

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