Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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941 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Francesca Battistelli

Associate III, Water Security & Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Meltem Bayraktar

Senior Program Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Catherine Beal

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Catherine Beal

Skylar Bee

Climate Finance Specialist, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Skylar Bee

Lily Begg

Latin American and Africa Coordinator, FOLU

Lily Begg.

Meg Beiter

Development Operations Manager

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Hunter Bell

Program Administrator, Financial Institutions

Hunter Bell

Sarah Bell

Development Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Anne-Marie Belley

Executive Assistant to the MD for Programs and MD for Strategy

Anne-Marie Belley.

Molly Bergen

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Molly Bergen

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Lelde Bernharde

Development Manager, Government and Multilateral Relations

Lelde Bernharde.

Kristin Berry

Knowledge and Learning Intern, NDC Partnership

Kristin Berry.

Sanya Bery

Just Transitions and Equitable Climate Action Intern

Sanya Bery.

Luana P. Betti

Finance Specialist II, WRI Brasil

Luana Betti.

Lisa Beyer

Urban Water Infrastructure Manager

Lisa Beyer.

Pankaj Bhatia

Director of GHG Protocol

Jake Billhorn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Jake Billhorn

Baret Binatlı

Built Environment Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Baret Binatlı

Jamie Bindon

Enhancement Knowledge Specialist, NDC Partnership

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Clare Blackwell

Research Analyst II

Clare Blackwell

Steven Bland

Chief of Party, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Steven Bland.

Cynthia Blank

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cynthia Blank.

Cristina Bodas

Communications Manager, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cristina Bodas.

Sophie Boehm

Senior Research Associate, Systems Change Lab

Anne Bordier

Director of Food Initiatives

Anne Bordier

Alejandra Bosch

Land Sector Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, WRI México

Alejandra Bosch.

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Christine Broda-Bahm

Communications & Engagement Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Christine Broda-Bahm

Gabriela Brooks

Grants & Finance Specialist, FOLU

Gabriela Brooks.

Abe Browne

Product Business Intern, Global Forest Watch

Abe Browne

Elaina Bryan-Johnson

Operations & Finance Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Kaylee Brzezinski

Social Media Manager

Kaylee Brzenzinki.

Laura Bulbena Janer

Manager, Cities4Forests, WRI Colombia

Laura Bulbena Janer.

David Burns

Natural Climate Solutions Policy Lead

David Burns

Emer Byrne

Senior Talent Acquisition Associate

Emer Byrne

Zachary Byrum

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Zachary Byrum.

Lara Caccia

Urban Development Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lara Caccia
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