Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 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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134 Featured Experts



Helen Mountford

Vice President, Climate & Economics


Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Shazabe Akhtar

Research Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Shazabe Akhtar

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Angela Anderson

Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal

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Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Phillip Baldiswieler

Program Specialist, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Phillip Baldiswieler

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

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Elizabeth Benyishay

Chief of Staff, Climate and Economics

Molly Bergen

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

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, Systems Change Lab

Lisa Bow

Head of Knowledge Services, NDC Partnership

Elizabeth Bridgwater

Research Analyst

Raquel Burke

Operations Manager, Global Climate and Economics Programs

Logan Byers

Research Assistant, Global Power Plant Data

Zachary Byrum

Research Analyst

Paulo Camuri

Senior Economist, Climate Program, WRI Brasil

Paulo Camuri

Greg Carlock

Manager, Climate Action & Data

Rebecca Carter

Deputy Director, Climate Resilience Practice

Cayetano Casado

Regional Specialist Latin America and the Caribbean, NDC Partnerhsip

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

Neil Chin

Intern, Climate Program

Neil Chin

Jahan Chowdhury

Country Engagement Director, NDC Partnership

Shannon Hilsey Choy

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

Richard Christel

Project Specialist, Climate Resilience Practice

Richard Christel

Nathan Cogswell

Research Associate, International Climate Action

Katie Connolly

Project and Engagement Manager

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

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