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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

23 Featured Experts



Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean


Edward Davey

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

Edward Davey

Program Experts & Staff

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Senior Operations Manager

Stacy Blondin

Behavioral Science Associate

Crystal Davis

Director, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Mollie Freeman

Social Media Specialist, Climate Program

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Jillian Holzer

Communications Manager, Food

Jillian Holzer

Edwina Hughes

Head, 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

Katie McCoshan

Neyha Naveed

Engagement Coordinator

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Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Gerard Pozzi

Engagement and Research Specialist, Food Program

Maria Rojas

Project Manager, FOLU

Maria Rojas

Sarah Sarkar

Digital Specialist, Food Program

Sarah Sarkar

Taryn Staples

Deputy Operations Manager, Food, Forests & Water

Richard Waite

Senior Research Associate, Food Program

Jessica Zionts

Research Analyst, Food Program and Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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