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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44 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

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

Bernadette Arakwiye

Research Associate, Forest Program, WRI Africa

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Lily Colburn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Lily Colburn

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

Johannes Friedrich

Senior Associate

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

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

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Anne Maassen

Global Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Anne Maassen

Maggie Marsh

Intern, Sustainable Cities Impact Program, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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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

David Pérez-Barbosa

Mobility and Road Safety Advisor, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sangeetha Sarma

Head of Communications, P4G

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Jannik Schulz

Development Intern

Jannik Schulz

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Daniel Soares

Investment Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Brasil

Yulia Stange

Senior Manager, Global Alliance to End Environmental Crime

Yulia Stange

Jake Stockman

GIS Research Assistant, Energy Access Explorer

John Stockman

Stefanie Tye

Research Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Emily van Bronkhorst

Operations Manager, Development

Rogier van den Berg

Acting Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rogier van den Berg

Leandro Vigna

Data Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Leandro Vigna

Namitha Vivek

Country Engagement Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

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