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Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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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22 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Alayza

Manager, Sustainable Finance Center

Natalia Alayza

Jessica Bahsoon

Program Specialist

Jessica Bahsoon

Preety Bhandari

Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center

Preety Bhandari

Molly Caldwell

Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

Mollly Caldwell

Amanda Carter

Research Analyst II, Sustainable Investing

Amanda Carter

Esther Choi

Research Associate

Esther Choi

Lorena Gonzalez

Senior Associate, UN Climate Finance

Lorena Gonzalez

Hayden Higgins

Communications Manager, Sustainable Finance Center

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access and Deployment, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Senior Associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center

Valerie Laxton

Anderson Lee

Research Associate

Anderson Lee

Shuang Liu

China Finance Director

Shuang Liu

Ziyi Ma

Research Assistant, Sustainable Finance Center

Ziyi Ma

Adugna Nemera

Senior Associate, Energy Access Finance, WRI Africa

Adugna Nemera

Carolyn Neunuebel

Research Associate I

Thomas Puryear

Project Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

Thomas Puryear

Rachel Saag

Institutional Fund Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Rachel Saag

Guly Sabahi

Senior Advisor, Climate Finance

Guly Sabahi

Caitlin Smith

Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

Jayson VanBeusichem

Operations and Development Manager, Finance Center

Ye Wang

Research Associate, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Ye Wang

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

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