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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56 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Caroline Black

Research Analyst II, Water Program

Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Xixi Chen

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Rivvy Eisenberg

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Ifrah Farah

Grants & Finance Coordinator, New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Ifrah Farah

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

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

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Lulu Kavishe

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Lulu Kavishe

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Iain Laufer

Program Operation Coordinator, Global Climate Program

Iain Laufer

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

Kangjie Liu

Electric Mobility Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Yaya Liu

Global Electric Mobility Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Yaya Liu

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

Christine Luttmer

Project Specialist, Country Engagement Support, South Africa

Christine Luttmer

Ziyi Ma

Research Assistant, Sustainable Finance Center

Ziyi Ma

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Christine Muthee

Air Quality Analyst, WRI Africa Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Christine Muthee

George Mwaniki

Head of Air Quality, WRI Africa

George Mwaniki

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Lawrence Ng'ang'a

AFR100 Restoration Monitoring Associate, WRI Africa

Lawrence Eric Ng'ang'a

Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

Maurice Owiti

NCE Economist, WRI Africa

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Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Liqing Peng

Shiyong Qiu

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shiyong Qiu

Douglas Ronoh

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Douglas Ronoh

Guy Shemisi

Accountant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Guy Shemisi

Zhufang Shi

Development Manager, WRI China

Zhufang Shi

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