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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44 Featured Experts



Lawrence MacDonald

Vice President, Communications


Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

Program Experts & Staff

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Marie Duraisami

Manager, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India

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Rohit Eswar

Training and Development Coordinator, WRI India

Madhavi Ganeshan

Director of Engagement

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Alice Gottesman

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

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

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

Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Wei Li

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Joanne Ma

User Experience Research Intern, TerraMatch

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Daniel Mejia

Engagement Manager, P4G

Selva Ganesh Nadar

Accounting Associate, WRI India

Uttara Narayan

Manager, Energy, WRI India

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

Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Dhilon Subramanian

Senior Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sandhya Sundararagavan

Lead – Energy Transitions, WRI India

John Thoppil

Manager, Global Operations

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

Vandana Vasudevan

Senior Fellow, WRI India Sustainable Cities

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