Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 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.

Leadership

Leadership

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

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

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

Carrie Dellesky

Engagement & Communications Manager, Carbon Removal

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

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Katie Lebling

Associate

Clarissa Lehne

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Clarissa Lehne

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Eliza Northrop

Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Joe Thwaites

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Namitha Vivek

Country Engagement Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Gillian Zwicker

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