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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25 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Alayza

Manager, Sustainable Finance Center

Natalia Alayza

Preety Bhandari

Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center

Preety Bhandari

Molly Caldwell

Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

Mollly Caldwell

Amanda Carter

Research Analyst II, Sustainable Investing

Amanda Carter

Esther Sekyoung Choi

Associate II

Esther Sekyoung Choi.

Christina Hernandez

Grants and Finance Specialist, Sustainable Finance Center

Christina Hernandez.

Hayden Higgins

Communications Manager, Sustainable Finance Center

Andrea Hohman

Communications Assistant, Finance Center

Andrea Hohman

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Anderson Lee

Research Associate

Anderson Lee

Xiaozhen Li

Sustainable Finance Lead, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Xiaozhen Li.

Shuang Liu

China Finance Director

Shuang Liu

Guanying Liu

Research Analyst, Green Finance, WRI China

Guanying Liu

Ziyi Ma

Research Analyst, Sustainable Finance Center

Ziyi Ma

Maggie Malloy

Operations Manager, Sustainable Finance Center

Maggie Malloy.

Victoria Malolina

Staff Accountant

Victoria Malolina.

Winfred Muasa

Operations Assistant, P4G Programme

Winfred Muasa.

Adugna Nemera

Senior Associate, Energy Access Finance, WRI Africa

Adugna Nemera

Carolyn Neunuebel

Research Associate I

Apollonia Grace Ochieng

Grants Manager, P4G

Apollonia Grace Ochieng.

Thomas Puryear

Project Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

Thomas Puryear

Guly Sabahi

Senior Advisor, Climate Finance

Guly Sabahi

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Chris Qihan Zou

Research Analyst

Chris Zou.
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