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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43 Featured Experts



Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

Program Experts & Staff

Varun Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Dhawal Ashar

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

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

Monica Chitre

Alliance Admin & Finance Coordinator, NUMO Alliance

Marc Daniels

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

Marc Daniels

Dnyanada Deshpande

Strategy Head - Communications, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Manager, PMEL, Energy Program, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

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

Madhavi Ganeshan

Director of Engagement

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Mrunmayee Godbole

Manager, Global Operations, WRI India

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Vikas Guntur

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Ashwini Hingne

Manager, Climate, WRI India

Sonal Karia

Finance Lead, Operations, WRI India

Ulka Kelkar

Director – Climate, WRI India

Anthony Laurita

Gender Equity Practice Intern

Anthony Laurita

Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Srikant Mahanty

Senior Associate, Internal Communications

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Devika Malvankar

International HR Partner, WRI India

Selva Ganesh Nadar

Accounting Associate, WRI India

Pooja Neharkar

Operations Associate, WRI India

Pooja Neharkar

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

Klara Shepherd

Development Coordinator

Rohit Tak

Manager, Urban Transport and Road Safety, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

Anna Twomlow

Vandana Vasudevan

Senior Fellow, WRI India Sustainable Cities

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