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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181 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Pollyana Abreu

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Claudia Adriazola-Steil

Deputy Director, Global Urban Mobility, and Director, Health & Road Safety, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Sonia Aguilar

Road Safety Coordinator, WRI México

Shazabe Akhtar

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

Shazabe Akhtar

Merve Akı Yaman

Senior Urban Mobility Manager, WRI Türkiye

Merve Aki

Camila Bellaver Alberti

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil

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Cristina Albuquerque

Director, Global Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cristina Albuquerque

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Angelo E. Angel Gomez

Grants and Finance Manager, Coalition for Urban Transitions, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Eillie Anzilotti

Communications Lead, UrbanShift, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Eillie Anzilotti.

William Apondo

Data Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI Africa

William Apondo

Ettore Arpini

Data Systems and Institutional Reporting Manager

Ettore Arpini

Lorena Baca

Head of International Cooperation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lorena Baca

Ayça Bağcı

Senior Manager, European Union Projects, WRI Türkiye

Acya Bagci.

Camila Baioni

Urban Water Resilience Finance Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Brittany Barrett

Deputy Director, Implementation & Operations for the Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Brittany Barrett.

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Meltem Bayraktar

Senior Program Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Lisa Beyer

Urban Water Infrastructure Manager

Lisa Beyer.

Baret Binatlı

Built Environment Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Baret Binatlı

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.

Christine Broda-Bahm

Communications & Engagement Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Christine Broda-Bahm

Elaina Bryan-Johnson

Operations & Finance Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Laura Bulbena Janer

Manager, Cities4Forests, WRI Colombia

Laura Bulbena Janer.

Lara Caccia

Urban Development Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lara Caccia

Mariana Campos Sanchez

Urban Development Manager, WRI México

Mariana Campos Sanchez.

Daniel Cano Gomez

Project Coordinator, Road Safety

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Günes Cansiz

Director, WRI Türkiye

Günes Cansiz

Beatriz Cardenas

Air Quality Director, WRI Mexico

Sarah Cassius

Research Analyst II, Integrated Transport & E-Mobility

Sarah Cassius

Sebastian Castellanos

Senior Manager, Technical Assistance, Electric School Bus Initiative.

Radha Chanchani

Senior Manager, Urban Development, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and Transport

Rhada Chanchani

Jenny Chen

Global Electric Mobility Research Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jenny Chen.

Monica Chitre

Grants & Finance Specialist II, NUMO Alliance

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Shannon Hilsey Choy

Project Manager, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shannon Hilsey Choy

Çiğdem Cörek Öztaş

Senior Manager, Sustainable Urban Development, WRI Türkiye

Cigdem Cörek Öztaş
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