Experts & Staff

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43 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

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

Acting Director, Climate Resilience Practice

Itzá Castañeda

Social Equity Director, WRI Mexico

Itzá Castañeda

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

Priscilla Forde

Project Specialist II, Climate Resilience Practice

Priscilla Forde

Keegan Grace

Research Analyst II, Gender Equity Practice

Keegan Grace

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Grace Knight

Monitoring for Results Intern, Center for Equitable Development

Grace Knight

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

Canning Malkin

Intern, Environmental Democracy Practice

Canning Malkin

Dow Martin

Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Abigail Moses

Project Coordinator, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Abigail Moses

Elizabeth Moses

Environmental Rights and Justice Associate II, Environmental Democracy Practice

Mona Nabi

Administrative Coordinator, Center for Equitable Development

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Cait O'Donnell

Learning Manager, Gender and Social Equity

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Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Center for Equitable Development

Ryan O’Connor

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Ryan O'Connor

Carrick Reddin

Project Manager, Faith and Sustainability Initiative

Carrick Reddin

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

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Smriti Singh

Project Management Intern, Faith and Sustainability

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Htet Thadar Aung

Communications Intern, Faith & Sustainability Initiative

Htet Thadar Aung

Anjali Thakker

Equity Intern

Anjali Thakker

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

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