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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lisa Beyer

Urban Water Infrastructure Manager

Lisa Beyer.

Steven Bland

Chief of Party, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Steven Bland.

Ondine Brent Eysseric

Executive Administrative Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Sue Gander

Director, Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sue Gander.

Lidia Henderson

Associate, School District Technical Assistance

Lidia Henderson

Jessica Kempner

Gender and Equity Lead, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jessica Kempner.

Chaandi Malhotra

Project Coordinator, Integrated Climate Action, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Chaandi Malhotra.

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Urban Mobility Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Saif Shabou

Urban Data & Analytics Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Ashni Shah

Grants and Finance Specialist II - Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ashni Shah

Taylor Symes

Communications Specialist

Taylor Symes

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Harriet Tregoning

Director, NUMO Alliance

Savannah Willard

Grants and Finance Specialist, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Savannah Willard
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