Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,800 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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201 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Kyla Aiuto

Scope 2 Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Kyla Aiuto

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Mohammad Ali

Grants & Finance Specialist ll

Mohammad Ali.

Angela Anderson

Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal

Angela Anderson

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Estefanía Ardila

Country Engagement Specialist, Latin America and the Caribbean, NDC Partnership

Sara Ascher

Senior Project Manager, National Climate Action

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Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Julianne Baker-Gallegos

Melissa Barbanell

Director of U.S.-International Engagement at World Resources Institute

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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

Meg Beiter

Development Operations Manager

Molly Bergen

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Molly Bergen

Zola Berger-Schmitz

Target Validation Manager, Science Based Targets Initiative

Zola Berger-Schmitz

Irene Berman-Vaporis

Head of Communications, Systems Change Lab and Climate Watch

Irene Berman-Vaporis

Kristin Berry

Knowledge and Learning Intern, NDC Partnership

Kristin Berry.

Sanya Bery

Just Transitions and Equitable Climate Action Intern

Sanya Bery.

Preety Bhandari

Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center

Preety Bhandari

Pankaj Bhatia

Director of GHG Protocol

Jamie Bindon

Enhancement Knowledge Specialist, NDC Partnership

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Sophie Boehm

Research Associate II, Systems Change Lab

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

Zachary Byrum

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Sheela Cao

Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager, Climate

Sheela Cao.

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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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

Kathleen Cefus

Operations Manager, Climate Program

Kathleen Cefus

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Subrata Chakrabarty

Associate Program Director, Climate, WRI India

Shannon Hilsey Choy

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

Shannon Hilsey Choy

Nicolás Cisneros

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Nathan Cogswell

Research Associate, International Climate Action

Katie Connolly

Project and Engagement Manager

Keil Corey

Technical Support and Training Lead, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Keil Corey.

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin