Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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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37 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Akopian

Policy & Government Affairs Analyst

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Ettore Arpini

Program Management Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Zhanar Atiyeva

Grants and Finance Specialist, Climate Resilience

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Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Tatiana Bogdanova

Junior Product Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Tatiana Bogdanova

Jelena Bukin

Senior Accountant

Jelena Bukin

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Natural Infrastructure

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Irina Didenko

Grants and Finance Specialist, Cities4Forests

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Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Elena Esipova

Satellite Data Analyst

Elena Esipova

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Andrés Flores

Climate Change and Energy Director, WRI Mexico

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Green Finance Coordinator, WRI Mexico

David Bronzwaig Kravzov

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Cait O'Donnell

Learning Manager, Gender and Social Equity

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Alberto Pallecchi

Acting Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francisco Pasqual

Gerard Pozzi

Engagement and Research Specialist, Food Program

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

Guly Sabahi

Senior Advisor, Climate Finance

Guly Sabahi

Maria Santarelli

Program Coordinator

Maria Santarelli

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Donald Spencer

Global Grants and Contracts Director

Donald Spencer

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Lourenço Valentini

Urban Mobility Intern

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Juliana Vega

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

Ke Wang

Program Lead, PACE

Camilla Zanetti

Urban Mobility Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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