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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147 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications

Program Experts & Staff

Christian Aldridge

Digital Technology Manager / Senior Web Developer

Luiz Amaral

Director, Global Solutions for Commodities and Finance

Will Anderson

Communications Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Will Anderson

Bernadette Arakwiye

Research Associate, Forest Program, WRI Africa

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

César Avilés

Innovation Coordinator, WRI Mexico

Laura Azeredo

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Laura Azeredo

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Natural Resources Policy Expert

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Grace Baruka

Forest and Landscape Restoration Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo

Grace Baruka

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Ariege Besson

Country Engagement Analyst, NDC Partnership

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Mariana Camacho

Project Development Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Mariana Camacho profile image

Cayetano Casado

Regional Specialist Latin America and the Caribbean, NDC Partnerhsip

Sebastian Castellanos

Senior Research Associate, NUMO Alliance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Tamara Coger

Senior Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Yamide Dagnet

Director, Climate Negotiations

Edward Davey

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

Edward Davey

Luiza Oliveira

Urban Development Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Technical Assistant OTP, Congo Basin

Deborah Drew

Social Impact Lead, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Hande Dönmez

Strategic Communications Coordinator, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Rivvy Eisenberg

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Siba El-Samra

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Tyler Ferdinand

Agricultural Resilience Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Laura Fishburn

Program Coordinator

Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

Research Associate, Initiative 20x20

Camila Kauer Garcia

Project Specialist, International Climate Action Initiative

Camila Kauer Garcia

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Luisa Gelfand

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Manager

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