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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258 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Gülcan Orak

Urban Planner, WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities

Mariana Orloff

Senior Manager, Urban Development, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Anna Oursler

Urban Mobility Coordinator, WRI Africa

Anna Oursler

Fernando Paéz

Deputy Director, Colombia 
Urban Mobility Director, WRI México and Colombia 

Manish Dutta Pandey

Manager, Electric Mobility, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Manish Dutta Pandey

Francisco Minella Pasqual

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Francisco Pasqual

Lillian Pena Torres

Senior Manager, Institutional Engagement and Development, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ana Cecilia Perales

Technical-Administrative Coordinator for Air Quality, WRI México Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ana Perales

Noah Perkins-Cohen

Inclusive Cities Fellow, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Noah Perkins-Cohen

Guillermo Petzhold

Urban Mobility Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Guillermo Petzhold

Vivian Plasencia

Strategic Alliances Manager, WRI México

John-Rob Pool

Manager, Knowledge and Partnerships, UrbanShift

John-Rob Pool

Oscar Pozos

Urban Development Project Analyst, WRI México Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Oscar Pozos.

Almo Pradana

Deputy Program Director On Climate, Energy, Cities & The Ocean, WRI Indonesia

Almo Pradana

Shiyong Qiu

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Shiyong Qiu

Anette Ramírez

Mobility Public Policy Manager, WRI México

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Urban Mobility Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Andressa Ribeiro

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Andressa Ribeiro

Muhammad Haiqal Rizaldi

Green Infrastructure Project Finance Specialist, WRI Indonesia

Muhammad Haiqal Rizaldi.

Bruno Rizzon

Senior Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Katherine Roboff

Deputy Director, External Affairs, Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Katherine Roboff.

Renata Rocha

Project Management Intern, WRI Brasil

Renata Rocha.

Mario Rodriguez

Project Management Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Katie Ross

Senior Associate

Ariadne Samios

Active Mobility Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ariadne Samios

Paula Manoela dos Santos

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Paula Manoela dos Santos

Lindy Schofield

Project Management and Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lindsey Schofield.

Eric Schulthess

Grants and Finance Specialist II, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Eric Schulthess

Alejandro Schwedhelm

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Alejandro Schwedelm.

Saif Shabou

Urban Data & Analytics Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Semere Jelalu Shafi

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI Africa

Semere Jelalu Shafi.

Ashni Shah

Grants and Finance Specialist II - Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ashni Shah

Jen Shin

Manager, Urban Transformation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Global Lead, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Jen Shin.

Vaibhav Shrivastava

Senior Project Associate, GeoAnalytics, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Vaibhav Srhivastava.

Yash Singh

Program Associate, Sustainable Cities, WRI India

 Yash Singh

Roxana Slavcheva

Global Lead, Built Environment, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Roxana Slavcheva.

Smriti Singh

Research and Engagement Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Smriti Singh.

Raisa de Castro Soares

Senior Analyst of Integrated Climate Action, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Raisa Soares.

Su Song

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

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