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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

18 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Sheela Cao

Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager, Climate

Sheela Cao.

Yanan Deng

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yanan Deng

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Arya Harsono

Research Analyst II, New Climate Economy

Zhuohui Huang

Research Analyst , Sustainable Transition Center, 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 Manager, Country Engagement, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Christine Luttmer

Haigang Pei

Research Assistant, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Haigang Pei

Wei Wang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wei Wang

Wenyi Xi

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Yajing Xin

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yaijing Xin

Sophie Young

Manager, Environmental Justice and Equity, Electric School Bus Initiative

Sophie Young.

Daiyang Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang

Wenquan Zhang

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenquan Zhang