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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15 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Akopian

Research Assistant, Forest Legality Initiative

Tatiana Bogdanova

Junior Product Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Tatiana Bogdanova

Jelena Bukin

Senior Accountant

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Natural Infrastructure

Quentin Dean

Executive Assistant, NDC Partnership

Kai Kresek

GIS Product Manager

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

Suzanna Lund

Project Manager, WRI Brasil

Suzanna Lund

Dimitrios Mentis

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

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Donald Spencer

Global Grants and Contracts Director

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