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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35 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications


Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

Program Experts & Staff

Radha Chanchani

Managing Associate, Research & Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Rohit Eswar

Training and Development Coordinator, WRI India

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Vikas Guntur

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Jayahari KM

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

Vishant Kothari

Manager, Electric Vehicle-Grid Integration, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Tejaswini Kulkarni

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Nikita Luke

Senior Project Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Joanne Ma

User Experience Research Intern, TerraMatch

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Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Anand Ramachandran

Project Associate - Operations, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Varsha Suresh

Research Analyst II, Strategy & Impact, Energy Access

Varsha Suresh

Akhila Suri

Manager, Sustainable Cities & Transport, WRI India

Pushpanjali Surya

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Global Human Resources

Tini Tran

Director, Global Communications and Engagement, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Tini Tran

Thet Hein Tun

Transportation Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Surya Prakash

Senior Manager, Urban Development, WRI India

Sadanand Wachche

Electric Mobility Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Romain Warnault

Design Project Manager

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Gillian Zwicker

Research Analyst II, International Engagement, Climate Program

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