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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27 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications

Program Experts & Staff

Dhawal Ashar

Senior Manager, Sustainable Cities and Transport, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Radha Chanchani

Managing Associate, Research & Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Shefaali Desai

HR International Manager, Global Human Resources

Chirag Gajjar

Head Subnational Climate Action, WRI India

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Sonal Karia

Finance Lead, Operations, WRI India

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Devang Patel

Staff Accountant II

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist


Priyal Shah

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Priyal Shah

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Tini Tran

Director, Global Communications and Engagement, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Tini Tran

Aanal Trivedi

Personal Assistant To CEO, WRI India

Thet Hein Tun

Transportation Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Romain Warnault

Design Project Manager

Romain Warnault

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Gillian Zwicker

Research Analyst II, International Engagement, Climate Program

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