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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71 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

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

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ashwathy Anand

Program Associate, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India

Ashwathy Anand

Ettore Arpini

Program Management Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Zhanar Atiyeva

Grants and Finance Specialist, Climate Resilience

Zhanar Atiyeva.

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Rocío Campos

Communications Manager, Center for Equitable Development

Rocío Campos

Mario Daud Neto

G&C Analyst, WRI Brasil

Mario Daud Neto

Janneke de Vries

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

Janneke de Vries

Shefaali Desai

HR International Manager, Global Human Resources

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Climate Finance Associate, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Claudio Forner

Senior Associate, Climate Diplomacy

Claudio Forner.

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Johannes Friedrich

Director of Climate Data

Kalpana Giri

Senior Manager, Social Equity, Global Restoration

Kalpana Giri

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Thiago Guimarães

Senior Manager, Research, Data, and Innovation, WRI Brasil

Sandy Henkes

Project Coordinator & Team Administrator, Food Program

Sandy Henkes

Bekah Holloway

International Office Liaison, Strategy and Development Manager

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Green Finance Coordinator, WRI Mexico

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Ramona Liberoff

Executive Director, PACE

Ramona Liberoff

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jiaying Lin

Christine Luttmer

Project Specialist, Country Engagement Support, South Africa

Christine Luttmer

Anne Maassen

Senior Manager, Urban Transformation Insights & Partnerships / Global Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Anne Maassen

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation