Experts & Staff

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49 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Jamie Bindon

Enhancement Knowledge Specialist, NDC Partnership

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Felipe Borja Diaz

Graduate Intern, International Climate Action

Felipe Borja Diaz

Raquel Burke

Operations Manager, Global Climate and Economics Programs

David Burns

Natural Climate Solutions Policy Lead

David Burns

Carla Carpio

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

Carla Carpio

Sebastian Castellanos

Senior Research Associate, NUMO Alliance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Engagement and Communications Specialist, Climate Resilience Practice

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Cathline Dickens

Product Manager, Systems Change Lab

Cathline Dickens

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Mario Finch

Research Manager, Climate Ambition and Implementation

Mario Finch

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Climate Finance Associate, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Wee Kean Fong

Deputy Country Director, WRI China

Wee Kean Fong

Claudia Fonseca

Project Coordinator II, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Claudia Fonseca

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Taryn Fransen

Senior Fellow

Jazmin Elizabeth Gálvez

Participation and Capacity Development Analyst, WRI México

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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

Christopher Henderson

Research Analyst, Global Climate Action

Christopher Henderson

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Carolina Hernandez

Engagement Manager, Climate and Energy, WRI Mexico

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Arjun Iyer

Project Coordinator II, International Climate Action

Arjun Iyer

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Alex Kovac

Research Analyst II

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

J. Sebastián Leiva M.

Behavioral Design Intern, The Living Lab for Equitable Climate Action, WRI México

Sebastián Leiva

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Christine Luttmer

Project Specialist, Country Engagement Support, South Africa

Christine Luttmer

Andrea Mendez

Project Specialist

Andrea Mendez

Mariana Panuncio-Feldman

Country Engagement Director, NDC Partnership

Mariana Panuncio-Feldman

Mason Jon Parker

Data and Tools Intern, Knowledge and Learning, Climate Program

Mason Jon Parker

Whitney Pierson

Operations Manager, NDC Partnership

Lucas Richard-Carvajal

Project Specialist, Country Transitions

Lucas Richard-Carvajal

Danielle Riedl

Research Analyst II, Industrial Innovation & Carbon Removal

Danielle Riedl

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