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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49 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi
Leadership

Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

Program Experts & Staff

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Catherine Beal

Engagement Coordinator, Climate Resilience Practice

Catherine Beal

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Benjamin Bressette

Equity Framework Intern, Electric School Bus Initiative

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Rocío Campos

Communications Manager, Center for Equitable Development

Rocío Campos

Rebecca Carter

Acting Director, Climate Resilience Practice

Itzá Castañeda

Social Equity Director, WRI Mexico

Itzá Castañeda

Talia Chorover

Engagement Manager, Climate Resilience

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Tamara Coger

Senior Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Tamara Coger

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience

Natalie Elwell

Senior Gender Advisor

Keegan Grace

Special Assistant, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

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Astrid Grigsby-Schulte

Project Coordinator, Environmental Democracy Practice, Center for Equitable Development

Astrid Grigsby-Schulte

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Bradley Kratzer

Climate Resilience Intern

Bradley Kratzer

Nisha Krishnan

Lead, Climate Resilience, WRI Africa

Nisha Krishnan

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access and Deployment, Finance Center

Canning Malkin

Intern, Environmental Democracy Practice

Canning Malkin

Dow Martin

Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Courtney Nina McLaren

Equity Economist, Global Centre of Economics, WRI Europe

Courtney Nina McLaren

Abigail Moses

Project Coordinator, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Abigail Moses

Elizabeth Moses

Environmental Rights and Justice Associate II, Environmental Democracy Practice

Mona Nabi

Administrative Coordinator, Center for Equitable Development

Mona Nabi

Cait O'Donnell

Learning Manager, Gender and Social Equity

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Ryan O’Connor

Climate Resilience Fellow

Carrick Reddin

Project Manager, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Carrick Reddin

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Celine Salcedo-La Viña

Research Associate II

Tamiksha Singh

Manager, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Tamiksha Singh

Smriti Singh

Project Management Intern, Faith and Sustainability

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Fred Stolle

Deputy Director, Forests

Htet Thadar Aung

Communications Intern, Faith & Sustainability Initiative

Htet Thadar Aung

Anjali Thakker

Equity Intern

Anjali Thakker

Krishnapriya Thirumala

Intern, Deliberative and Participatory Engagement for Climate Democracy

Krishnapriya Thirumala

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