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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50 Featured Experts



Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

Program Experts & Staff

Anna Amato

Planning, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Managing For Results

Anna Amato

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

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

Marie Duraisami

Manager, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India

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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

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Vijay Jagannathan

Senior Fellow, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Jayahari KM

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

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Nisha Krishnan

Senior Finance Action Track Associate, Global Commission on Adaptation

Abhinand Krishnashankar

Project and Research Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Abhinand Krishnashankar

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

Laura Malaguzzi Valeri

Deputy to Vice President of Research, Data and Innovation

Selva Ganesh Nadar

Accounting Associate, WRI India

Uttara Narayan

Manager, Energy, WRI India

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.

Anand Ramachandran

Project Associate - Operations, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Vishal Ramprasad

Manager, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Ramesh S

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Ramesh S

Sangeetha Sarma

Head of Communications, P4G

Klara Shepherd

Development Coordinator

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