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.



Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Greg Carlock

Manager, Climate Action & Data

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Tom Cyrs

Research Associate

Tom Cyrs

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Katie Lebling


Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Joe Thwaites

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Namitha Vivek

Country Engagement Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

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