Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

John Feldmann

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

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

Shannon Wood

Legislative Engagement Assistant, U.S. Climate

Shannon Wood

Wenyi Xi

Research Analyst, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Gillian Zwicker

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