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 governance. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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21 Featured Experts



Giulia Christianson

Acting Global Director, Sustainable Finance and Director, Sustainable Private Sector Finance

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Alayza

Research Analyst II, Finance Center

Natalia Alayza

Jessica Bahsoon

Program Specialist

Julie Bos

Research Analyst, Sustainable Finance Center

Molly Caldwell

Research Analyst

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

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Shuang Liu

Senior Associate

Ziyi Ma

Research Assistant, Sustainable Finance Center

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Carolyn Neunuebel

Research Analyst II, Finance Center

Ariel Pinchot

Sustainable Investing Associate

Thomas Puryear

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Sustainable Finance Center

Lauren Sidner

Associate II

Caitlin Smith

Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

Joe Thwaites

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Jayson VanBeusichem

Operations Manager, Finance Center

Ye Wang

Research Associate, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Ye Wang

Yili Wu

Research Analyst II, Sustainable Finance Center

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

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