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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12 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Sadof Alexander

Communications Manager, Cities4Forests

Sadof Alexander.

Lisa Beyer

Urban Water Infrastructure Manager

Lisa Beyer.

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

Technical Assistance & Policy Implementation Manager, Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

Sue Gander

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

Sue Gander.

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Associate, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Lidia Henderson

Manager, Technical Assistance, Electric School Bus Initiative

Lidia Henderson

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Urban Mobility Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 

Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago

Ashni Shah

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

Ashni Shah

Leila Surratt

Director of Strategic Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Leila Surratt

Taylor Symes

Communications Specialist

Taylor Symes

Harriet Tregoning

Director, NUMO Alliance