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.

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

45 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

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.

Lily Begg

Latin American and Africa Coordinator, FOLU

Lily Begg.

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

Micaela Cole

Partnerships and Coalition Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

Micaela Cole.

Aline D'Ormesson

Senior Development Manager, FOLU

Aline D'Ormesson.

Edward Davey

Head, World Resources Institute Europe UK Office; Senior Advisor, Food and Land Use Coalition; Advisor, New Economy for the Amazon and Congo Basin

Edward Davey

Alexandra Eastham

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

Alexandra Eastham.

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Olaf Erenstein

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

Olaf Erenstein.

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Swati Hegde

Manager, Agricultural Methane

Swati Hedge.

Sandy Henkes

Program Specialist, Food Program

Sandy Henkes

Jillian Holzer

Communications Manager, Food

Jillian Holzer

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Coolfood Pledge

Edwina Hughes

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

Mark Little

Lead, Food Loss and Waste Initiatives

Mark Little.

Elise Mazur

GIS Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

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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.

Bernadette Muteteri

Fund Manager, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Bernadette Muteteri.

T Nandakumar

Senior Fellow, Food and Land Use Coalition, WRI India

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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

Melaura Rice

Grants and Finance Specialist, Food, Land and Water Program

Melaura Rice.

Raychel Santo

Food and Climate Research Associate II

Raychel Santo.

Sarah Sarkar

Digital Specialist, Food Program

Sarah Sarkar
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