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.

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

58 Featured Experts



Jennifer Layke

Global Director, Energy

Program Experts & Staff

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Anindita Nur Annisa

Research Assistant, Energy And Land Use, WRI Indonesia

Marlon Joseph Apanada

Southeast Asia Engagement Lead, Energy & Climate

Justin Balik

Senior Manager, State Policy for Transportation Electrification

Person default

Justin Balik

Senior Manager, State Policy for Transportation Electrification

Justin Balik

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Celina Bonugli

Associate, Clean Energy Innovation

Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Person default

Tyler Clevenger

Research Analyst II

Alexander Dane

Manager, City Renewable Energy Solutions

Cesar Gonzalez

Project Coordinator, Energy Access

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst, Energy Program

Zach Greene

Clean Energy Associate, U.S. Energy Program

Carolina Hernandez

Engagement Manager, Climate and Energy, WRI Mexico

Person default

Miao Hong

Director, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Miao Hong

Norma Hutchinson

Research Analyst

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Joyce Javillonar

Special Assistant, Energy Program

Emily Kaldjian

Communications Manager, Energy Program

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Rachel Letters

Operations Manager, Energy Program

Fairuz Loutfi

Circular Economy and Energy Efficiency Manager, WRI Mexico

Samantha López

Clean Energy Coordinator, WRI Mexico

Eric Mackres

Senior Manager, Data and Tools, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Caitlin Macomber

Research Intern, U.S. Renewable Energy

Caitlin Macomber

Sumedha Malaviya

Manager, Energy Program, WRI India

Tirthankar Mandal

Head, Energy Policy, WRI India

Tirthankar Mandal

Moses Manning

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern, Energy Access

Moses Manning

Katrina McLaughlin

Research Analyst II

Dimitrios Mentis

Senior Energy Geographer, Energy Access; Project Lead, Energy Access Explorer


Manager, Energy, WRI India


Uttara Narayan

Manager, Energy, WRI India

Katie Pastor

Communications Specialist II, Energy Program

Katie Pastor

Naren Pasupalati

Senior Research Analyst, Energy Program, WRI India

Alex Perera

Deputy Director, Energy

Almo Pradana

Senior Manager, Energy & Climate, WRI Indonesia

Robi Robichaud

U.S. City Renewables Lead, Energy Program

This website uses cookies to provide you with an improved user experience. By continuing to browse this site, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies. For further details please visit our

privacy policy