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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21 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Yelena Akopian

Communications Manager, New Climate Economy

Jessica Brand

Senior Manager, Strategic Communications

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Raquel Burke

Operations Manager, Global Climate and Economics Programs

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Beakal Fasil

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

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Laura Fishburn

Project Specialist

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Erin Gray

Senior Economist

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Stacy Hong

Special Assistant, Climate & Economics

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

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

Clea Schumer

Research Analyst II, Raising National Ambition

Rajat Shrestha

Research Analyst II, Economics Center

Anna Twomlow

Research Analyst, Climate Behavior Project

Anna Twomlow

Tian Yu

Research Analyst II

Tian Yu

René Zamora-Cristales

Senior Associate, Initiative 20x20

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