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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65 Featured Experts



Becky Marshall

Chief of Staff

Program Experts & Staff

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

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

Varun Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Director of Development, WRI México

Lorena Baca

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

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 Turkey Sustainable Cities

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Lily Colburn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Lily Colburn

Marc Daniels

Grants and Finance Specialist I, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marc Daniels

Janneke de Vries

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

Shefaali Desai

HR International Manager, Global Human Resources

Mercedes Escobar

Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism, WRI México

Solomon Tsehay Feleke

Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Johannes Friedrich

Senior Associate

Madeleine Galvin

Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Carolina Grangeia

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Carolina Grangeia

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Thiago Guimarães

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

Bekah Holloway

International Office Liaison, Strategy and Development Manager

Peter Kerins

Research Analyst

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Anthony Laurita

Gender and Social Equity, Governance Center

Anthony Laurita

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

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Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Nadine Lombardo-Han

Intern, Climate and Behavior Project

Nadine Lombardo-Han

Anne Maassen

Manager, Urban Transformation, Global Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Thomas Maschler

Lead Software Engineer, Global Forest Watch

Dimitrios Mentis

Senior Energy Geographer, Energy Access; Project Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Sonny Mumbunan

Lead Environmental Economist, WRI Indonesia

Ryan O’Connor

Climate Resilience Fellow

Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Assistant, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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