Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

Program Experts & Staff

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Karl Hausker

Senior Fellow

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Courtney Nina McLaren

Equity Economist, Global Centre of Economics, WRI Europe

Courtney Nina McLaren

Simon Sharpe

Senior Fellow, NEDD

Simon Sharpe

Tian Yu

Research Analyst II

Tian Yu