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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161 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

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

Phillip Baldiswieler

Program Specialist, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Phillip Baldiswieler

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

Meg Beiter

Development Associate

Ralien Bekkers

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Molly Bergen

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Molly Bergen

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

Pankaj Bhatia

Acting Director, Climate; Global Director, GHG Protocol

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

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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Rebecca Carter

Acting Director, Climate Resilience Practice

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

Nicolás Cisneros

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

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

Climate Resilience Intern

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Quentin Dean

Executive Assistant, NDC Partnership

Quentin Dean

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