Experts & Staff

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53 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Akopian

Policy & Government Affairs Analyst

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Marlon Joseph Apanada

Southeast Asia Engagement Lead, Energy & Climate

Kat Carroll

U.S. Energy Research Analyst

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Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Xixi Chen

Jennifer Chen

Senior Manager, Clean Energy

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Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Ahona Datta Gupta

Communications Manager, Energy, WRI India

Ahona Datta Gupta

Ian Goldsmith

U.S. Energy Research Analyst

Ian Goldsmith

Cesar Gonzalez

Project Specialist, Energy Access

Cesar Gonzalez

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Zach Greene

Clean Energy Manager, U.S. Energy Program

Akshatha Hegde

Senior Associate, Finance and Operations, WRI India

Akshatha Hegde

Carolina Hernandez

Engagement Manager, Climate and Energy, WRI Mexico

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Mansie Hough

Communications Manager, US Energy

Mansie Hough

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Benson Ireri

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Joyce Javillonar

Special Assistant, Energy Program

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Isabella Laino

Project Coordinator II, International Renewables

Isabella Laino

Rachel Letters

Operations Manager, Energy Program

Michelle Levinson

Manager, eMobility Financial Solutions, Electric School Bus Initiative

Michelle Levinson

Andrew Light

Clean Energy Specialist

Andrew Light

Eric Mackres

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

Sumedha Malaviya

Senior Manager, Energy Program, WRI India

Sumedha Malaviya

Tirthankar Mandal

Head, Energy Policy, WRI India

Tirthankar Mandal

Katrina McLaughlin

Clean Energy Associate

Dimitris Mentis

Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Demitris Mentis

Haley Minter

Grants & Finance Specialist I, Energy Program

Haley Minter

Kajol

Manager, Energy, WRI India

Kajol

Stephen Naimoli

Associate, Energy, Systems Change Lab

Stephen Naimoli

Uttara Narayan

Manager, Energy, WRI India

Adugna Nemera

Senior Associate, Energy Access Finance, WRI Africa

Adugna Nemera

Alex Perera

Deputy Director, Energy

Almo Pradana

Deputy Program Director On Climate, Energy, Cities & The Ocean, WRI Indonesia

Almo Pradana

Kyle Richmond-Crosset

U.S. Clean Power Markets Intern

Kyle Richmond-Crosset

Douglas Ronoh

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Douglas Ronoh

Lacey Shaver

Senior Manager, City Clean Energy

Santiago Sinclair Lecaros

Research Associate, Energy Access Explorer

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Auston Smith

Project Coordinator, Energy Program

Auston Smith

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