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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95 Featured Experts



Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi

Rod Taylor

Global Director, Forests

Rod Taylor

Program Experts & Staff

Iola Abas

Media Research And Campaign Lead, WRI Indonesia

Dean Affandi

Research Data Innovation (RDI) Manager, WRI Indonesia

Dean Affandi

Kirana Agustina

Policy Specialist For Global Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

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Anindita Nur Annisa

Research Assistant, Energy And Land Use, WRI Indonesia

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Firda Astriyani

Facilities, Procurement And Office Manager, WRI Indonesia

Desti Ayunda

GIS Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Desti Ayunda

Lorena Baca

Director of Development, WRI México

Lorena Baca

Bukti Bagja

Land Use Accountability Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Charles Victor Barber

Director, Forest Legality Initiative & Senior Biodiversity Advisor

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Ariege Besson

Country Engagement Analyst, NDC Partnership

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Willy Daeli

Wahana Riset Indonesia Researcher, Environmental Economy, WRI Indonesia

Marc Daniels

Grants and Finance Specialist I, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marc Daniels

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Mercedes Escobar

Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism, WRI México

Rizky Firmansyah

GIS Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Madeleine Galvin

Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Hidayah Hamzah

Manager For National Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia 

Sakinah Ummu Haniy

Communications Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Rahmah Devi Hapsari

GIS Analyst For Peatland Restoration Independent Monitoring, WRI Indonesia

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Rizky Haryanto

Wahana Riset Indonesia Researcher, Land Use And Governance, WRI Indonesia

Azam Hawari

Legal Analyst For One Map Initiative, WRI Indonesia

Stephanie Hedt

Program Manager, Indonesian Intact Rainforest Project

Stephanie Hedt

Rakhmat Hidayat

Social Forestry & Conflict Transformation Manager, WRI Indonesia

Julia Kalmirah

Regional Manager, Papua And West Papua Office, WRI Indonesia

Martha Triasih Karafir

Research Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Gina Karina

Food And Land Use (FOLU) Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bunga Karnisa Goib

Community Coordinator For National Plastic Action Partnership And Restoration, WRI Indonesia

Bunga Karnisa Goib

Anthony Laurita

Gender Equity Practice Intern

Anthony Laurita

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