Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 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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224 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

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

Angelica de Guzman

Climate Resilience Intern

Angelica de Guzman

Andrea De La Puente

Grants and Finance Specialist

Andrea De La Puente

Gerwin De Roy

Events Manager

Gerwin De Roy

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Engagement Specialist, Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025)

Kiyomi de Zoysa

Quentin Dean

Executive Assistant, NDC Partnership

Quentin Dean

Christina DeConcini

Director, Government Affairs

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Yanan Deng

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yanan Deng

Audrey Denvir

Research Associate, U.S. Lands

Audrey Denver.

Héctor Miguel Donado

Research Analyst, Climate Program

Hector Miguel Donado.

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Jenna Ellingson

Grant and Finance Specialist, National Climate Action

Jenna Ellingson

Cynthia Elliott

Senior Associate, Climate Policy

Meredith Epstein

Manager of Federal Policy for Electric Transportation

Meredith Epstein.

Rachel Evans

Development Associate, Climate and Economics Programs

Rachel Evans

Ifrah Farah

Grants & Finance Coordinator, New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Ifrah Farah

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Climate Finance Associate, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Adrián Flores Aguilar

Grace Flynn

Research Assistant, Corporate Climate Action

Grace Flynn.

Claudia Fonseca

Project Coordinator II, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Claudia Fonseca

Claudio Forner

Senior Associate, Climate Diplomacy

Claudio Forner.

W. Briana Fowler-Puja

Research Analyst, U.S.-International Engagement

W. Briana Fowler Puja.

Nicole Fragano

Program Coordinator, Climate Program

Nicole Fragano

Taryn Fransen

Director of Science, Research, and Data, Global Climate Program

Alexander Frantzen

Scope 3 Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Alexander Frantzen.

Johannes Friedrich

Director of Climate Data

Jazmin Elizabeth Gálvez

Participation and Capacity Development Analyst, WRI México

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Madhavi Ganeshan

Senior Advisor, Office of the President & CEO

Madhavi Ganeshan.

Ankita Gangotra

Associate II, Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal, U.S. Climate Program

Ankita Gangotra

Miriam Garcia

Senior Climate Policy Manager, WRI Brasil

Miriam Garcia.

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Robyn Gerbaz

Grants & Finance Specialist

Robyn Gerbaz.

Rhys Gerholdt

Director of Communications & Media Strategy, Climate Program

Hannah Girardeau

Gender and Youth Associate, NDC Partnership

Hannah Girardeau