Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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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160 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Will Anderson

Manager II, Land Restoration Projects, Global Restoration Initiative

Will Anderson

James Anderson

Program Manager, Cities4Forests

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

Bukti Bagja

Supply Chain and Livelihood Transformation Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Charles (Chip) Barber

Director, Natural Resources Governance and Policy

Leonardo Barbosa

Geoprocessing Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa

Alyssa Barrett

Senior Product Strategist, Land & Carbon Lab

Isabela Barriga

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Isabela Barriga

Naomi Basik Treanor

Senior Manager, Forests for People and Climate Initiative

Naomi Basik Treanor

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Tatiana Bogdanova

Junior Product Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Tatiana Bogdanova

Stephanie Borcea

Small Grants Fund Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Stephanie Borcea

John Brandt

Data Science Associate II

John Brandt

Abe Browne

Product Business Intern, Global Forest Watch

Abe Browne

Luiz Calado

Strategic Solutions & Engagement Specialist for Latin America, Global Forest Watch

Fabiana Chamis

Land Accelerator Coordinator

Fabiana Chamis

Janna Chapman

Global Forest Watch Research Intern

Janna Chapman

Robin Chazdon

Senior Fellow, Global Restoration Initiative

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Central and West Africa Communications Coordinator III

Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Crystal Davis

Director, Land & Carbon Lab

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Amanda DiMartini

Digital Strategist, Land and Forests

Amanda DiMartini

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst II, Global Restoration Initiative

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Elena Esipova

Satellite Data Analyst

Elena Esipova

Kevin Faragher

Operations Manager, Global Forest Watch

Kevin Faragher

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Rizky Firmansyah

GIS Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Rizky Firmansyah

Luke Foddy

Communications Associate, Nature Crime Alliance

Luke Foddy

Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

Research Associate, Initiative 20x20

Amanda Gant

Senior Manager, The Land Accelerator

Amanda Gant