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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26 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

Jessica Brand

Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Raquel Burke

Operations Manager, Global Climate and Economics Programs

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

Laura Fishburn

Project Specialist

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Nick Godfrey

Director, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Catlyne Haddaoui

Global Research and Policy Manager, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Stacy Hong

Special Assistant, Climate & Economics

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Anjali Mahendra

Director of Global Research, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Anjali Mahendra

Maurice Owiti

NCE Economist, WRI Africa

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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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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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