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

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Pandora Batra

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

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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Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

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.

Hannah Ohlund

Urban Mobility Research Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Hannah Ohlund.

Saif Shabou

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

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Roxana Slavcheva

Global Lead, Built Environment, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Roxana Slavcheva.

Giuseppe Tesoriere

Urban and Regional Economist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Giuseppe Tesoriere