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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220 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

J. Sebastián Leiva M.

Behavioral Design Intern, The Living Lab for Equitable Climate Action, WRI México

Sebastián Leiva

Haley Leslie-Bole

Manager, US Lands and Climate

Mary Levine

Operations Specialist, Climate & Economics

Mary Levine

David Levy

Country Engagement Finance Specialist, NDC Partnership

Serena Li

Research and Program Lead

Serena Li

Chuyi Lu

Gender Mainstreaming and Youth Intern, NDC Partnership

Chuyi Lu.

Christine Luttmer

Project Manager, Country Engagement, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Christine Luttmer

Eric Mackres

Senior Manager, Data and Tools, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Michael Macrae

Director of Scope 2 and Senior Advisor on Impact Accounting

Michael Macrae

Anjali Mahendra

Director of Global Research, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Anjali Mahendra

Emily Marshall

Outreach Intern, Climate Watch

Emily Marshall

Molly McGregor

Knowledge Tools and Research Associate

Molly McGregor

Cassidy McKee

Knowledge Management Analyst, NDC Partnership

Cassidy McKee.

Amanda McKee

Head of Knowledge and CAEP Management, NDC Partnership

Amanda McKee

Andrea V. Mendez

Project Management Associate

Andrea Mendez

Frances Molesworth

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Frances Molesworth

Jessica Moo Young

Data and Tools Intern, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Jessica Moo Young

Sam Morton

Knowledge and Learning Data Analyst, NDC Partnership

Sam Morton

Mya Nwe

Project Specialist, Membership and Governance, NDC Partnership

Mya Nwe

Cathline Nagel

Product Manager, Systems Change Lab

Cathline Dickens

Nada Nassereddin

Project Coordinator, International Climate Action

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Morgan Nightingale

Climate Finance Analyst, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Morgan Nightingale

Joan Nthiga

Engagement and Communications Specialist, WRI Africa

Joan Nthiga.

Ryan O'Connor

Knowledge Tools Analyst, NDC Partnership

Ryan O'Connor

Joana Oliveira de Oliveira

Executive Secretary, Panamazon Network for Bioeconomy

Joana Oliveira

Antonio Ouro

Climate Policy Analyst

Antonio Ouro

Mariana Panuncio-Feldman

Country Engagement Director, NDC Partnership

Mariana Panuncio-Feldman

Tappan Parker

Outreach and Engagement Manager, Systems Change Lab

Tappan Parker

Christine Pascual

Learning Program Lead, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Christine Pascual.

Haigang Pei

Research Assistant, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Haigang Pei

Mikayla Pellerin

Project and Engagement Manager, New Climate Economy

Mikayla Pellerin.

Whitney Pierson

Operations Manager, NDC Partnership

Caitlin Pinkard

Communications Manager, NDC Partnership

Caitlin Pinkard

Almo Pradana

Deputy Program Director On Climate, Energy, Cities & The Ocean, WRI Indonesia

Almo Pradana

Apoorva R

Manager, Climate Program, WRI India

Apoorva R.

Anjana Rajagopalan

Manager - Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Anjana Rajagopalan

Matt Ramlow

Research Associate

Matt Ramlow

Radhika Rao

Research Associate

Radhika Rao.

Jennifer Rennicks

Deputy Director, Government Affairs

Jennifer Rennicks