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.

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Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Pandora Batra

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

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

John Feldmann

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

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

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Eliza Northrop

Mason Jon Parker

Data and Tools Intern, Knowledge and Learning, Climate Program

Mason Jon Parker

Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Leandro Vigna

Data Partnerships & Outreach Manager

Leandro Vigna

Savannah Willard

National Climate Action Intern

Savannah Willard

Shannon Wood

Legislative Engagement Assistant, U.S. Climate

Shannon Wood

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Gillian Zwicker

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