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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35 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer
Leadership

Shailesh Sreedharan

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Program Experts & Staff

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

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

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

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Amy Rachel Joseph

Project Associate, Sustainable Cities and Transport, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Jayahari KM

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

Vaisakh Suresh Kumar

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Vaisakh Suresh Kumar

Anthony Laurita

Gender Equity Practice Intern

Anthony Laurita

Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

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

Engagement and Research Specialist, Food Program

Parvathi Preethan

Senior Project Associate, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Sony R.K.

Manager, Sustainable Landscapes & Restoration, WRI India

Sony R.K.

Klara Shepherd

Development Coordinator

Dhilon Subramanian

Senior Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

John Thoppil

Manager, Global Operations

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

Anna Twomlow

Juliana Vega

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

Ke Wang

Knowledge Lead, PACE

Camilla Zanetti

Urban Mobility Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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