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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36 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Akopian

Research Assistant, Forest Legality Initiative

Ettore Arpini

Planning and Performance Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Director of Development, WRI México

Lorena Baca

Behruz Baizayee

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Associate, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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

Madeleine Galvin

Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Marina Caregnato Garcia

Urban Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Michelle Gonikman

 Intern, Special Projects, Operations

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Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Kai Kresek

GIS Product Manager

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

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Julie Margolin

Sustainable Investing Intern, Finance Center

Julie Margolin

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

Sevdalina Rukanova

Foundation Relations Manager, WRI Europe

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Klara Shepherd

Intern, Foundation Relations

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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