Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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31 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Jenny Arthur

Head of Coolfood Membership Development

Jenny Arthur

Mike Badzmierowski

Manager, U.S. Agricultural Policy

Mike Badzmierowski.

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Mulubrhan Balehegn

Agriculture and Climate Research Associate II

Mulubrhan Gebremikael.

Stacy Blondin

Behavioral Science Associate

Anne Bordier

Director of Food Initiatives

Anne Bordier

Gabriela Brooks

Grants & Finance Specialist, FOLU

Gabriela Brooks.

Clara Cho

Data Analyst, Coolfood

Clara Cho

Aline D'Ormesson

Senior Development Manager, FOLU

Aline D'Ormesson.

Alexandra Eastham

Project Specialist, Regen10, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Alexandra Eastham.

Olaf Erenstein

Director Research Integrity, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), WRI Europe

Olaf Erenstein.

Swati Hegde

Manager, Agricultural Methane

Swati Hedge.

Jillian Holzer

Communications Manager, Food

Jillian Holzer

Gloria Kantengwa

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Gloria Kantengwa.

Liz Kirk

Director, Knowledge Generation and Engagement (FOLU)

Liz Kirk.

Jayahari KM

India Country Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), WRI India


Jayahari KM

Brian Lipinski

Associate II, Food Program

Katie McCoshan

Policy and International Engagement Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

Katie McCoshan.

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

Jonas Munyurangabo

Policy Analyst, Food Program, WRI Africa

Jonas Munyurangabo.

Katherine Murtha

Membership Engagement Specialist, Coolfood

Katherine Murtha.

Klara Nilsson

Senior Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Tina Nyunga

Project Assistant, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Tina Nyunga.

Michael Orang'i Onchabo

Director, Food and Land Use Coalition, Kenya

Michael Orang'i Onchabo.

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Liqing Peng

Sarah Sarkar

Digital Specialist, Food Program

Sarah Sarkar

Silviya Stanton

Grants and Finance Specialist II

Silviya Stanton.

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Shiferaw Tafesse

Project Manager, Regenerative Agriculture Transition, WRI Africa

Shiferaw Tafesse.

Richard Waite

Senior Research Associate, Food Program

Kalkidan Wondimu

Communication and Engagement Specialist, FOLU Ethiopia

Kalkidan Wondimu
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