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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41 Featured Experts

Leadership

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Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson
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Janet Ranganathan

Managing Director, Strategy, Learning and Results

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Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Program Experts & Staff

Ermias Abate Desta

Project Manager, Sustainable Agriculture, WRI Africa

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Sophie Attwood

Senior Behavioural Scientist, Sustainable Diets

Sophie Attwood

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Stacy Blondin

Behavioral Science Associate

Anne Bordier

Director, Sustainable Diets

Anne Bordier

Emily Cassidy

Research Associate

Crystal Davis

Director, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Mollie Freeman

Social Media Specialist, Climate Program

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist II, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

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Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Norbert Henninger

Senior Associate

Jillian Holzer

Communications Manager, Food

Jillian Holzer

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Jake Ireland

Communications Specialist, FOLU

Jake Ireland

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Esben Lunde Larsen

Brian Lipinski

Associate

Katie McCoshan

International Engagement Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

Katie McCoshan

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

T Nandakumar

Senior Fellow, Food and Land Use Coalition, WRI India

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Neyha Naveed

Engagement Coordinator

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Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Tom Owen Edmunds

Senior Advisor, Food Program

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Liqing Peng

Elise Pitcairn

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Food Program

Elise Pitcairn

Gerard Pozzi

Engagement and Research Specialist, Food Program

Maria Rojas

Project Manager, FOLU

Maria Rojas

Eric Ruzigamanzi

Project Manager, Circular Food Systems – Rwanda, WRI Africa

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Sarah Sarkar

Digital Specialist, Food Program

Sarah Sarkar

Tim Searchinger

Senior Fellow and Technical Director, Food Program

Lindsey Sloat

Research Associate II, Land & Carbon Lab

Lindsey Sloat

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Sarah Stettner

Executive Assistant, Food, Forests, Water and Ocean Programs

Sarah Stettner

Felicity Wade

Advisor, Food Program

Richard Waite

Senior Research Associate, Food Program

Kalkidan Wondimu

Communication and Engagement Specialist, FOLU Ethiopia

Kalkidan Wondimu

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