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.

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16 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Raquel Burke

Operations Manager, Global Climate and Economics Programs

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Rachel Evans

Prospect Research and Donor Communications Specialist, Climate and Economics Programs

Rachel Evans

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Laura Fishburn

Project Specialist

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Erin Gray

Senior Economist, WRI's Global Economics Center

Erin Gray.

Stacy Hong

Special Assistant, Climate & Economics

Joel Jaeger

Senior Research Associate, Global Economics Center

Joel Jaeger

Anjali Mahendra

Director of Global Research, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Anjali Mahendra

Maurice Owiti

NCE Economist, WRI Africa

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Vanessa Pérez-Cirera

Director, WRI's Global Economic Center

Vanessa Perez

Rajat Shrestha

Research Analyst II, Economics Center