Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,800 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

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Sarah Carter

Research Associate

Sarah Carter.

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Todd Gartner.

Elise Mazur

GIS Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

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Yulia Stange

Director, Nature Crime Alliance

Yulia Stange

Stephanie Tan

Communications Manager, Forests

Stephanie Tan

Wessel van Eeden

Strategic Communications Manager, Restore Local

Wessel van Eeden.
tree planting in Mombasa, Kenya