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.

Program Experts & Staff

Júlio de Araújo-Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Leonardo Barbosa

Data Science Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa.

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Phanuella Djanteng

Congo Basin Engagement Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI Africa

Phanuella Djanteng.

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Data Science Coordinator

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira.

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

Samuel Gaturu.

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Karaya Karugu

Enterprise Manager, AFR100

Karaya Karugu.

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

Suzanna Lund

Operations Director, WRI Brasil

Suzanna Lund

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Jackson Ndera

Portfolio Specialist for Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, TerraFund for AFR100, WRI Africa

Jackson Ndera.

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Kevin Nfor Ntani

GIS Associate, TerraMatch, Cameroon

Lawrence Ng'ang'a

AFR100 Restoration Monitoring Associate, WRI Africa

Lawrence Eric Ng'ang'a

Caroline Njiru

Greater Rift Valley Landscape Manager, WRI Africa

Caroline Njiru.

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Legal and Partnerships Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo

Teodyl Nkuintchua

Congo Basin Strategy and Engagement Leader

Peter Ntaganda

Restore Local Program Manager, Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin Landscape Rwanda-Burundi-DRC

Peter Ntaganda.

Jean Marie Ntakirutimana

Portfolio Specialist, TerraFund for AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Ntakirutimana Jean-Marie.

Duncan Okowa

Research Associate, Restoration Policy Accelerator

Duncan Okowa.

Sophia Pestana

Data Science Intern, WRI Brasil

Sophia Pestana.

Paloma Paz Pressato

Territorial Analyst for Mata Atlântica

Paloma Paz Pressato.

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma

Research Associate II

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma.

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.

Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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