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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32 Featured Experts



Helen Mountford

Vice President, Climate & Economics

Program Experts & Staff

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Elizabeth Benyishay

Chief of Staff, Climate and Economics

Milan Brahmbhatt

Senior Fellow, New Climate Economy

Jessica Brand

Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Maggie Dennis

Research and Report Coordinator, P4G

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Solomon Tsehay Feleke

Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

Leonardo Garrido

Lead Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

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Nick Godfrey

Director, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Erin Gray

Associate III

Catlyne Haddaoui

Global Research and Policy Manager, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Stacy Hong

Special Assistant, Climate & Economics

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Katy Kelly

Grants and Finance Specialist II, New Climate Economy

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Sebastian Keneally

Research and Engagement Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Anjali Mahendra

Director of Global Research, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

K. N. Ninan

Senior Fellow, Economics Center, WRI India

Mikayla Pellerin

Special Projects Coordinator, Climate and Economics

Parul Sharma

Lead Researcher, Economics Center, WRI India

Rajat Shrestha

Research Analyst I

Freya Stanley-Price

Head of Communications, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

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Madhu Verma

Chief Economist, WRI India

Tian Yu

Junior Economics Analyst

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Maris Yurdana

Special Projects Coordinator, Climate and Economics

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René Zamora Cristales

Senior Associate, Initiative 20x20

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