Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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150 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Abdul-Washeru Alhassan

Research and Strategy Intern, ACT2025

Abdul Washeru Alhassan

Angela Anderson

Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal

Angela Anderson

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Prateek Barapatre

Manager, Climate Program, WRI India

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Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Skylar Bee

Climate Finance Specialist, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Skylar Bee

Molly Bergen

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Molly Bergen

Irene Berman-Vaporis

Head of Communications, Systems Change Lab and Climate Watch

Irene Berman-Vaporis

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Preety Bhandari

Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center

Preety Bhandari

Jamie Bindon

Enhancement Knowledge Specialist, NDC Partnership

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Sophie Boehm

Research Associate II, Systems Change Lab

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

Zachary Byrum

Research Analyst

Paulo Camuri

Senior Economist, Climate Program, WRI Brasil

Paulo Camuri

Carla Carpio

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

Carla Carpio

Rebecca Carter

Adaptation Lead, Climate Resilience Practice

Rebecca Carter

Sebastian Castellanos

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

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Subrata Chakrabarty

Senior Manager, Climate, WRI India

Shannon Hilsey Choy

Project Manager, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shannon Hilsey Choy

Nathan Cogswell

Research Associate, International Climate Action

Katie Connolly

Project and Engagement Manager

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Angelica de Guzman

Climate Resilience Intern

Angelica de Guzman

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Engagement and Communications Specialist, Climate Resilience Practice

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Quentin Dean

Executive Assistant, NDC Partnership

Quentin Dean

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

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Cathline Dickens

Product Manager, Systems Change Lab

Cathline Dickens

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience

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