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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89 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications


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

Anindita Nur Annisa

Research Assistant, Energy And Land Use, WRI Indonesia

Firda Astriyani

Facilities, Procurement And Office Manager, WRI Indonesia

Desti Ayunda

GIS Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Desti Ayunda

Bukti Bagja

Land Use Accountability Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Charles Victor Barber

Director, Forest Legality Initiative & Senior Biodiversity Advisor

Ariege Besson

Country Engagement Analyst, NDC Partnership

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Willy Daeli

Wahana Riset Indonesia Researcher, Environmental Economy, WRI Indonesia

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Rizky Firmansyah

GIS Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

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

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

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

Heriza Leni

Monitoring, Reporting And Data Management Coordinator, WRI Indonesia

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li


Finance & Accounting Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Joanne Ma

User Experience Research Intern, TerraMatch

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Cynthia Maharani

Climate Research Analyst, WRI Indonesia

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