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

Melissa Barbanell

Director of U.S.-International Engagement at World Resources Institute

Melissa Barbanell.

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Yanan Deng

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yanan Deng

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Ankita Gangotra

Associate II, Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal, U.S. Climate Program

Ankita Gangotra

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Zhuohui Huang

Research Analyst , Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Zhuohui Huang

Joel Jaeger

Senior Research Associate, Systems Change Lab

Joel Jaeger

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Katie Lebling.

Haley Leslie-Bole

Manager, US Lands and Climate

Haigang Pei

Research Assistant, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Haigang Pei

Wei Wang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wei Wang

Dorine Wytema

Deputy Director of the Global Climate, Economics and Finance Program

Dorine Wytema.

Wenyi Xi

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Yajing Xin

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yaijing Xin

Daiyang Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang

Lianhui Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Lianhui Zhang.

Wenquan Zhang

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenquan Zhang