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.

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15 Featured Experts



Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean

Program Experts & Staff

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

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Luiz Amaral

Director, Global Solutions for Commodities and Finance

Luiz Calado

Strategic Solutions & Engagement Specialist for Latin America, Global Forest Watch

Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst II, Global Restoration Initiative

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

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Suzanna Lund

Project Manager, WRI Brasil

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Marcelo Matsumoto

GIS Research Associate, WRI Brasil

Ryan Sarsfield

Latin America Commodities Manager II, Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Daniel Soares

Investment Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Brasil

Daniel Soares

Walter Vergara

Senior Fellow

Mikaela Weisse

Deputy Director, Global Forest Watch

René Zamora-Cristales

Senior Associate, Initiative 20x20

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