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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68 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Luana P. Betti

Finance Specialist II, WRI Brasil

Luana Betti.

Luana Betti

Finance Specialist II, WRI Brasil

Luana Betti.

Jamie Bindon

Enhancement Knowledge Specialist, NDC Partnership

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Alejandra Bosch

Land Sector Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, WRI México

Alejandra Bosch.

Raquel Burke

Operations Manager, Global Climate and Economics Programs

David Burns

Natural Climate Solutions Policy Lead

David Burns

Sheela Cao

Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager, Climate

Sheela Cao.

Willy Carlsen

Research Analyst, Industrial Innovation and Carbon Dioxide Removal

Willy Carlsen.

Carla Carpio

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

Carla Carpio

Sebastian Castellanos

Senior Manager, Technical Assistance, Electric School Bus Initiative.

Andrea De La Puente

Grants and Finance Specialist

Andrea De La Puente

Gerwin De Roy

Events Manager

Gerwin De Roy

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Engagement Specialist, Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025)

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Yanan Deng

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yanan Deng

Audrey Denvir

Research Associate, U.S. Lands

Audrey Denver.

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Hector Miguel Donado.

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Climate Finance Associate, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Claudia Fonseca

Project Coordinator II, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Claudia Fonseca

Claudio Forner

Senior Associate, Climate Diplomacy

Claudio Forner.

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Taryn Fransen

Director of Science, Research, and Data, Global Climate Program

Jazmin Elizabeth Gálvez

Participation and Capacity Development Analyst, WRI México

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Miriam Garcia

Senior Climate Policy Manager, WRI Brasil

Miriam Garcia.

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Libby Gladding

Chelsea Gómez

Climate Transparency Project Manager

Chelsea Gómez

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Jeniffer Hanna Collado

Regional Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean NDC Partnership

Jeniffer Hanna Collado.

Arya Harsono

Research Analyst II, New Climate Economy

Christopher Henderson

Research Analyst II

Christopher Henderson

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Carolina Hernandez

Engagement Manager, Climate and Energy, WRI Mexico

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Zhuohui Huang

Research Analyst , Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Zhuohui Huang

Iain Hunt

Senior Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Corporate Standard

Iain Hunt.

Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji

Research Analyst, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji.

Mario Julien Díaz

Research Manager, Climate Ambition and Implementation

Mario Julien Díaz.

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Alex Kovac

Geospatial Data Scientist, Data Lab