Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,800 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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17 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Sheela Cao

Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager, Climate

Sheela Cao.

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Libby Gladding

Arya Harsono

Research Analyst II, New Climate Economy

Zhuohui Huang

Research Analyst, Climate and Energy Program, WRI China

Zhuohui Huang.

Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji

Research Analyst, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji.

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Katie Lebling.

Chuyi Lu

Gender Mainstreaming and Youth Intern, NDC Partnership

Chuyi Lu.

Christine Luttmer

Project Specialist, Country Engagement Support, South Africa

Christine Luttmer

Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Wenyi Xi

Research Associate, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Sophie Young

Manager, Environmental Justice and Equity, Electric School Bus Initiative

Sophie Young.

Daiyang Zhang

Research Assistant, Climate and Energy Program, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang
tree planting in Mombasa, Kenya