Experts & Staff

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42 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Aaron Addison

Grants & Finance Specialist

Aaron Addison.

Bhawna Ahuja

Manager, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Bhawna Ahuja.

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Zhanar Atiyeva

Grants and Finance Specialist, Climate Resilience

Zhanar Atiyeva.

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Benjamin Bressette

Equity Framework Intern, Electric School Bus Initiative

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Rebecca Carter

Adaptation Lead, Climate Resilience Practice

Rebecca Carter

Itzá Castañeda

Social Equity Director, WRI Mexico

Itzá Castañeda

Ananya Chakraborty

Senior Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Ananya Chakraborty

Talia Chorover

Engagement Manager, Climate Resilience

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Tamara Coger

Senior Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Tamara Coger

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience

Natalie Elwell

Senior Gender Advisor

Keegan Grace

Research Analyst II, Gender Equity Practice

Keegan Grace

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Bradley Kratzer

Adaptation Finance Research Analyst

Bradley Kratzer

Nisha Krishnan

Lead, Climate Resilience, WRI Africa

Nisha Krishnan

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access and Deployment, Finance Center

Dow Martin

Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Elizabeth Moses

Environmental Rights and Justice Associate II, Environmental Democracy Practice

Abigail Moses

Project Coordinator, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Abigail Moses

Mona Nabi

Administrative Coordinator, Center for Equitable Development

Mona Nabi

Cait O'Donnell

Learning Manager, Gender and Social Equity

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Ryan O’Connor

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Ryan O'Connor

Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

Carrick Reddin

Project Manager, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Carrick Reddin

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Celine Salcedo-La Viña

Senior Associate

Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi

Smriti Singh

Project Management Intern, Faith and Sustainability

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Krishnapriya Thirumala

Intern, Deliberative and Participatory Engagement for Climate Democracy

Krishnapriya Thirumala

Ayushi Trivedi

Research Associate, Gender and Social Equity

Ayushi Trivedi

Carolyn Turkaly

Operations Manager, Center for Equitable Development

Carolyn Turkaly

Stefanie Tye

Research Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Stefanie Tye

Vivek Venkataramani

Senior Manager, Climate Resilience Practice

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Jessica Webb

Senior Manager for Global Engagement, Global Forest Watch