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

Clea Schumer

Associate, Raising National Ambition

Ashna Siddhi

Data Intern, Climate Watch

Ashna Siddhi.

Alex Simpkins

Communications Coordinator, New Climate Economy

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Neelam Singh

Senior Associate, Global Climate Program

Priveena Sri

Program Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Priveena Sritharan

Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Freya Stanley-Price

Gabrielle Swaby

Research Associate II, International Climate Action

Gabrielle Swaby.

Eden Takele

Engagement & Communications Specialist, Climate Program and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI Africa

Eden Takele

Tomohiro Tasaki

Visiting Research Fellow, Systems Change Lab

Tomohiro Tasaki

Chikondi Thangata

Associate, International Climate Action

Chikondi Thangata

Kim Thornton

Project Manager, Systems Change Lab

Kim Thronton.

Amy Todd

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research Lead, Electric School Bus Initiative

Amy Todd

Catalina Torres

Project Coordinator, WRI Colombia

Catalina Torres.

Laio Toth Teixeira

Project Analyst, WRI Brasil

Laio Toth Teixeira

Carolina Useche

Climate Action Manager, WRI Colombia

Carolina Useche.

Ivana Valdez

Regional Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean, NDC Partnership

Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

Leandro Vigna

Outreach & Data Partnership Manager, Climate Watch

Leandro Vigna.

Namitha Vivek

Country Engagement Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Richard Waite

Senior Research Associate, Food Program

Shuya Wang

Data Intern, Climate Watch

Shuya Wang.

Nate Warszawski

Research Associate, International Climate Action

Nataniel Warszawski

David Waskow

Director, International Climate Initiative

Ryan Weber

Director of Operations, Global Climate Program

Bryanna West

Administrative Specialist, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Bryanna West.

Ryan Whittemore

Engagement and Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Ryan Whittemore

Arief Wijaya

Program Director, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya.

Brynne Wilcox

Communications Coordinator, Systems Change Lab

Brynne Wilcox

Jason Winik

Data Analyst Intern, Resource Watch

Jason Winik

Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Sara Wolf

Climate Database Management Associate, NDC Partnership

Sara Wolf.

Shannon Wood

Legislative Engagement Assistant, U.S. Climate

Shannon Wood

Dorine Wytema

Interim Director, Climate Program

Dorine Wytema.

Wenyi Xi

Research Analyst, Climate And Energy Program, WRI China

Wenyi Xi

Sophie Young

Manager, Environmental Justice and Equity, Electric School Bus Initiative

Sophie Young.

April Yu

Grants and Finance Specialist, Climate Program

April Yu.

Rezky Khairun Zain

Climate & Energy Senior Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Rezky Khairun Zain.

Daiyang Zhang

Research Assistant, Climate and Energy Program, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang

Lianhui Zhang

Research Analyst, Climate and Energy Program, WRI China

Lianhui Zhang.