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.

Pandora Batra

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

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Gerwin De Roy

Events Manager

Gerwin De Roy

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Hector Miguel Donado.

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

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

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.

Clarissa Lehne

Country Engagement Partner Manager, NDC Partnership

Clarissa Lehne.

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Haley Leslie-Bole

Manager, US Lands and Climate

Clea Schumer

Associate, Raising National Ambition

Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Dorine Wytema

Deputy Director of the Global Climate, Economics and Finance Program

Dorine Wytema.