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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32 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Akopian

Research Assistant, Forest Legality Initiative

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

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

Jelena Bukin

Senior Accountant

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Marc Daniels

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

Marc Daniels

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Natural Infrastructure

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

Kai Kresek

GIS Product Manager

Anthony Laurita

Gender Equity Practice Intern

Anthony Laurita

Kerry LePain

Program Delivery Associate, Coalition for Urban Transitions

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

Sevdalina Rukanova

Foundation Relations Manager, WRI Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Klara Shepherd

Development Coordinator

Donald Spencer

Global Grants and Contracts Director

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

Anna Twomlow

Kaitlyn Tykhonovska

Grants and Finance Specialist, Food Program

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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