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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61 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Jennifer Layke

Global Director, Energy

Program Experts & Staff

Beryl Ajwang

Research Analyst, Energy Access Program, WRI Africa

Natalia Akopian

Policy & Government Affairs Analyst

Ivan Amanigaruhanga

Engagement Manager, Clean Energy Transition, Africa

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Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Marlon Joseph Apanada

Southeast Asia Engagement Lead, Energy & Climate

Justin Balik

Senior Manager, State Policy for Transportation Electrification

Justin Balik

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Lori Bird

Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Xixi Chen

Jennifer Chen

Senior Manager, Clean Energy

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Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Ahona Datta Gupta

Communications Manager, Energy, WRI India

Ahona Datta Gupta

Stephanie Galbraith

Intern, Project Coordinator, Energy Program

Stephanie Galbraith

Cesar Gonzalez

Project Specialist, Energy Access

Cesar Gonzalez

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Zach Greene

Clean Energy Manager, U.S. Energy Program

Nate Hausman

Manager, Clean Energy Markets

Nate Hausman

Carolina Hernandez

Engagement Manager, Climate and Energy, WRI Mexico

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Miao Hong

Director, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Miao Hong

Mansie Hough

Communications Manager, US Energy

Mansie Hough

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Benson Ireri

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Joyce Javillonar

Special Assistant, Energy Program

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Rachel Letters

Operations Manager, Energy Program

Michelle Levinson

Manager, eMobility Financial Solutions, Electric School Bus Initiative

Michelle Levinson

Andrew Light

Clean Energy Specialist

Andrew Light

Yulin Lou

U.S. Renewable Energy Intern

Yulin Lou

Fairuz Loutfi

Circular Economy and Energy Efficiency Manager, WRI Mexico

Samantha López

Clean Energy Coordinator, WRI Mexico

Eric Mackres

Senior Manager, Data and Tools, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sumedha Malaviya

Senior Manager, Energy Program, WRI India

Sumedha Malaviya

Tirthankar Mandal

Head, Energy Policy, WRI India

Tirthankar Mandal

Katrina McLaughlin

Research Analyst II

Dimitris Mentis

Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Demitris Mentis

Haley Minter

Grants & Finance Specialist I, Energy Program

Haley Minter

Kajol

Manager, Energy, WRI India

Kajol

Stephen Naimoli

Associate, Energy, Systems Change Lab

Stephen Naimoli

Uttara Narayan

Manager, Energy, WRI India

Christine Odeph

Communication and Engagement Coordinator, Energy Access Explorer, WRI Africa

Christine Odeph

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