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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52 Featured Experts



Becky Marshall

Chief of Staff


Rogier van den Berg

Acting Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rogier van den Berg

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

Natalia Akopian

Research Assistant, Forest Legality Initiative

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

Tatiana Bogdanova

Junior Product Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Tatiana Bogdanova

Jelena Bukin

Senior Accountant

Richard Christel

Project Specialist, Climate Resilience Practice

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Lily Colburn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Lily Colburn

Mario Daud Neto

G&C Analyst, WRI Brasil

Mario Daud Neto

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Natural Infrastructure

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

Kai Kresek

GIS Product Manager

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

Dimitrios Mentis

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

Sonny Mumbunan

Lead Environmental Economist, WRI Indonesia

Augusto Nardin Sauer

Urban Mobility Intern, WRI Brasil

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Ryan O’Connor

Climate Resilience Fellow

David Pérez-Barbosa

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

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

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

Alex Simpkins

Communications Coordinator, New Climate Economy

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