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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42 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

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

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Ettore Arpini

Program Management Specialist, 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

Romeo Bertolini

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

Johannes Friedrich

Director of Climate Data

Kalpana Giri

Senior Manager, Social Equity, Global Restoration

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Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Thiago Guimarães

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

Himangana Gupta

Manager, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India

Himangana Gupta

Bekah Holloway

International Office Liaison, Strategy and Development Manager

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Esben Lunde Larsen

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

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

Dimitris Mentis

Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Demitris Mentis

Sonny Mumbunan

Lead Environmental Economist, WRI Indonesia

Sonny Mumbunan

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

Sangeetha Sarma

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Jannik Schulz

Development Intern

Jannik Schulz

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Alex Simpkins

Communications Coordinator, New Climate Economy

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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

Stefanie Tye

Emily van Bronkhorst

Operations Manager, Development

Emily van Bronkhorst

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

Lea Voigt

Intern, WRI Europe

Zachary Wandalowski

Communications Intern, UrbanShift, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Zachary Wandalowski

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