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.

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173 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Rebecca Aguilera

Executive Assistant, Secretariat of the High Ambition Coalition

Rebecca Aguilera.

Júlio de Araújo-Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Will Anderson

Manager II, Land Restoration Projects, Global Restoration Initiative

Will Anderson

James Anderson

Senior Program Manager, Cities4Forests

James Anderson.

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

Bukti Bagja

Supply Chain and Livelihood Transformation Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Kanchana Balasubramanian

Data Science and Remote Sensing Intern, Global Restoration Initiative

Kanchana Balasubramanian.

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Charles (Chip) Barber

Director, Natural Resources Governance and Policy

Leonardo Barbosa

Data Science Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa.

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro

Research Intern, Global Restoration Initiative

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro.

Alyssa Barrett

Senior Product Strategist, Land & Carbon Lab, Data Lab

Isabela Barriga

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Isabela Barriga.

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Tatiana Bogdanova

Product Specialist, Global Forest Watch, Data Lab

Tatiana Bogdanova

Stephanie Borcea

Small Grants Fund Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Stephanie Borcea

John Brandt

Data Science Associate II

John Brandt

Laura Bulbena Janer

Nature-based Solutions Specialist, Cities4Forests

Jordano Roma Buzati

Senior Research Analyst

Jordano Roma Buzati.

Luiz Calado

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

Olivia Campbell

Research Intern, Forest Legality Initiative

Olivia Campbell.

Sarah Carter

Research Associate

Sarah Carter.

Fabiana Chamis

Land Accelerator Coordinator

Fabiana Chamis

Janna Chapman

Global Forest Watch Research Intern

Janna Chapman

Robin Chazdon

Senior Fellow, Global Restoration Initiative

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Central and West Africa Communications Coordinator III

Natasha Collins

Project Manager, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Natasha Collins.

Roman Czebiniak

Nature Based Solutions & Climate Private Sector Lead

Roman Czebiniak

Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Crystal Davis

Global Director, Food, Land & Water (FLW) Program

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Sean Dewitt.

Amanda DiMartini

Digital Strategist, Land and Forests

Amanda DiMartini

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

Juliana Echeverri

Junior Associate for Technical Assistance & Capacity Building for the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Juliana Echeverri.

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst II, Global Restoration Initiative

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