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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40 Featured Experts



Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

Program Experts & Staff

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Director of Development, WRI México

Lorena Baca

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Radha Chanchani

Managing Associate, Research & Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Marc Daniels

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

Marc Daniels

Mercedes Escobar

Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism, WRI México

Rohit Eswar

Training and Development Coordinator, WRI India

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

Vikas Guntur

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Jayahari KM

Jayahari KM Senior Manager, Sustainable Landscapes & Restoration, WRI India

Vishant Kothari

Manager, Electric Vehicle-Grid Integration, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Tejaswini Kulkarni

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Anthony Laurita

Gender and Social Equity, Governance Center

Anthony Laurita

Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Nadine Lombardo-Han

Intern, Climate and Behavior Project

Nadine Lombardo-Han

Nikita Luke

Senior Project Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Assistant, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Gerard Pozzi

Research and Engagement Specialist, Food Program

Anand Ramachandran

Project Associate - Operations, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Klara Shepherd

Intern, Foundation Relations

Varsha Suresh

Research Analyst II, Strategy & Impact, Energy Access

Varsha Suresh

Akhila Suri

Manager, Sustainable Cities & Transport, WRI India

Pushpanjali Surya

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Global Human Resources

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

Anna Twomlow

Surya Prakash

Senior Manager, Urban Development, WRI India

Juliana Vega

Mobility and Road Safety Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sadanand Wachche

Electric Mobility Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Ke Wang

Knowledge Lead, PACE

Camilla Zanetti

Urban Mobility Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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