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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

927 Featured Experts

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Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean

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Becky Marshall

Chief of Staff

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Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer
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O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal
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Elizabeth Farina

Executive Director, WRI Brasil 

Elizabeth Ferina
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Adriana Lobo

CEO, WRI México

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Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi
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Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

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Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof
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Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

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Rod Taylor

Global Director, Forests

Rod Taylor
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Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki
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Rogier van den Berg

Acting Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rogier van den Berg
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Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

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Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

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Shailesh Sreedharan

Acting Chief Operations Officer

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Michael Oko

Acting Head of Communications

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Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

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Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Program Experts & Staff

Iola Abas

Media Research And Campaign Lead, WRI Indonesia

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Acoyani Adame

Program Analyst, Active Mobility

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Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

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

Dean Affandi

Research Data Innovation (RDI) Manager, WRI Indonesia

Dean Affandi

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Avni Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Sonia Aguilar

Road Safety Coordinator, WRI México

Kirana Agustina

Policy Specialist For Global Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia

Shazabe Akhtar

Research Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shazabe Akhtar

Merve Akı

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Merve Aki

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Natalia Alayza

Manager, Sustainable Finance Center

Natalia Alayza

Camila Bellaver Alberti

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil

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Cristina Albuquerque

Urban Mobility Manager

Cristina Albuquerque

Christian Aldridge

Digital Technology Manager / Senior Web Developer

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

Sadof Alexander

Communications Specialist, Cities4Forests

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Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

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