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 governance. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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40 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

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

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

Erika Harms

Engagement Officer, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Bekah Holloway

International Office Liaison, Strategy and Development Manager

Peter Kerins

Research Analyst

Esben Lunde Larsen

Fellow, Food Program

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

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Anne Maassen

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

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

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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

Director, Urban Development, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Leandro Vigna

Data Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Leandro Vigna

Namitha Vivek

Country Engagement Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Lea Voigt

Intern, WRI Europe

Arief Wijaya

Forest, Climate And The Oceans Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Chendan Yan

Research Associate I

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