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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61 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications


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

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

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

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

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

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Bekah Holloway

International Office Liaison, Strategy and Development Manager

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

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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Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Joanne Ma

User Experience Research Intern, TerraMatch

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Anne Maassen

Global Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Anne Maassen

Thomas Maschler

Lead Software Engineer, Global Forest Watch

Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

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

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