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.

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10 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Melissa Barbanell

Director of U.S.-International Engagement at World Resources Institute

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

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Joel Jaeger

Senior Research Associate, Systems Change Lab

Joel Jaeger

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Katie Lebling.

Shannon Wood

Legislative Engagement Analyst, U.S. Climate

Shannon Wood.
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