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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37 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Bhawna Ahuja

Manager, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Bhawna Ahuja.

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Idrissa Bagayoko

Grants & Finance Specialist, STAND Initiative

Idrissa Bagayoko.

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Catherine Beal

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Catherine Beal

Mirza Firoz Beg

Head, Equity & Poverty, CEO's Office, WRI India

Mirza Firoz Beg.

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

Itzá Castañeda

Social Equity Director, WRI México

Itzá Castañeda

Ananya Chakraborty

Senior Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Ananya Chakraborty

Talia Chorover

Associate II, Climate Resilience

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Agostinha Depina

Grants & Finance Specialist, Green Accountability

Agostinha Depina.

Natalie Elwell

Senior Gender Advisor

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Bharath Jairaj.

Bradley Kratzer

Adaptation Finance Associate

Bradley Kratzer

Dow Martin

Senior Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Courtney Nina McLaren

Equity Economist, Global Centre of Economics, WRI Europe

Courtney Nina McLaren

Elizabeth Moses

Senior Environmental Rights and Justice Associate, Environmental Democracy Practice

Fabrice Mugabo

Climate Adaptation Associate, WRI Africa

Fabrice Mugabo.

Mona Nabi

Project and Finance Specialist, Center for Equitable Development

Mona Nabi

Cait O'Donnell

Learning Manager, Gender and Social Equity

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Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

Carrick Reddin

Project Manager, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Carrick Reddin

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Celine Salcedo-La Viña

Senior Associate

Sophia Sanniti

Research Associate, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Sophia Sanniti.

Elisa Scalise

Director of Land and Resource Rights

Elisa Scalise.

Fred Stolle

Deputy Director, Forests

Ayushi Trivedi

Research Associate, Gender and Social Equity

Ayushi Trivedi.

Carolyn Turkaly

Operations Manager, Center for Equitable Development

Carolyn Turkaly

Stefanie Tye

Climate Adaptation & Resilience Research Associate

Stefanie Tye

Vivek Venkataramani

Senior Manager, Climate Resilience Practice

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Jessica Webb

Strategy Lead, Forests and Nature for People

Jessica Webb.

Jesse Worker

Senior Associate, Climate Governance and Rights; Project Lead, The Access Initiative

Sophie Young

Manager, Environmental Justice and Equity, Electric School Bus Initiative

Sophie Young.

Peter Veit

Senior Research Associate

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