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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259 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Retno Wihanesta

Research Analyst/Urban Transport Planner, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya

Program Director, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya.

Danielle Wilkins

Strategy Performance& Development Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Danielle Wilkins

Savannah Willard

Grants and Finance Specialist II

Savannah Willard

Ted Wong

Research and Project Associate, Data & Tools, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Mary Helen Wood

Program Management Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mary Helen Wood.

Lulu Xue

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Lulu Xue

Mende Thuji Yangden

Researcher and Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion Coordinator, Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mende Yangden

Yaren Yanık

Communications & Operations Specialist, WRI Türkiye

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Yunus Emre Yılmaz

Analyst, Urban Mobility and Health & Road Safety, WRI Türkiye

Yunus Emre Yılmaz

Sophie Young

Manager, Environmental Justice and Equity, Electric School Bus Initiative

Sophie Young.

Alison Yue

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

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Camilla Zanetti

Urban Mobility Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Ramiro Zepeda

Grants and Finance Specialist I, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Ramiro Zepeda

Brian Zepka

Research Manager, Electric School Bus Initiative

Brian Zepka.

Yuzi Zhao

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yuzi Zhao

Ting Zhao

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Ting Zhao

Gorka Zubicaray

Urban Development Senior Technical Specialist, WRI Mexico

Vijay Anadkat

Fellow - Urban Transport, WRI India Sustainable Cities