Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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23 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ettore Arpini

Data Systems and Institutional Reporting Manager

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro

Project Specialist, TerraFund

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro.

Francesca Battistelli

Associate III, Water Security & Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Senior Program Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Willy Carlsen

Industrial Innovation Intern

Willy Carlsen.

Roman Dehsabzi

Project Coordinator, Country Engagement

Roman Dehsabzi.

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Associate, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Farid Hakemi

Project Specialist, Global Restoration Initiative

Farid Hakemi

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri.

Behrouz Nouri

Energy Sector Manager, Science Based Targets initiative

Behrouz Nouri.

Alberto Pallecchi

Acting Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francisco Pasqual

Angela Scafidi

U.S. GIS and Engagement Intern

Angela Scafidi.

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Lourenço Valentini

Urban Mobility Intern, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lourenço Valentini.

Ke Wang

Strategy Lead, Energy Materials and Circularity

Camilla Zanetti

Urban Mobility Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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