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

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29 Featured Experts



Janet Ranganathan

Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation


Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean

Program Experts & Staff

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Senior Operations Manager

Stacy Blondin

Behavioral Science Associate

Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Katie Flanagan

Associate, Food Program

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Mollie Freeman

Digital Specialist, Food & Forests Programs

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Norbert Henninger

Senior Associate

Jillian Holzer

Communications Manager, Food

Jillian Holzer

Edwina Hughes

Head of Engagement, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Brian Lipinski


Katie McCoshan

International Engagement Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

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Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Tom Owen Edmunds

Senior Advisor, Food Program

Elizabeth Pachus

Intern, Climate Friendly Diets, Food Program

Elizabeth Pachus

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Gerard Pozzi

Research and Engagement Specialist, Food Program

Maria Rojas

Project Manager, FOLU

Maria Rojas

Tim Searchinger

Senior Fellow and Technical Director, Food Program

Taryn Staples

Deputy Operations Manager, Food, Forests & Water

Sarah Stettner

Executive Assistant, Food, Forests, Water and Ocean Programs

Kaitlyn Tykhonovska

Grants and Finance Specialist, Food Program

Daniel Vennard

Director, Better Buying Lab

Felicity Wade

Advisor, Food Program

Richard Waite

Senior Research Associate, Food Program

Jessica Zionts

Research Analyst, Food Program and Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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