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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25 Featured Experts



Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Program Experts & Staff

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Quentin Dean

Executive Assistant, NDC Partnership

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

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

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access and Deployment, Finance Center

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Leah Lazer

Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Leah Lazer

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Suzanna Lund

Project Manager, WRI Brasil

Suzanna Lund

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Dimitrios Mentis

Senior Energy Geographer, Energy Access; Project Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist


Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

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

Romain Warnault

Design Project Manager

Romain Warnault

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Lawrence MacDonald

Senior Fellow

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