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.

205 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Alvin Adu-Asare

GIS Research Associate, WRI Africa

Alvin Adu Asare.

Julio Alves

Sustainable Food Systems Analyst, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Marcela Amorim

Project and Research Intern, WRI Brasil

Marcela Amorim

Will Anderson

Senior Portfolio Manager, TerraFund, Global Restoration Initiative

Will Anderson

James Anderson

Senior Program Manager, Cities4Forests

James Anderson.

Virginia Antonioli

Sustainable Food Systems Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition, WRI Brasil

Virginia Antonioli.

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

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.

Igerha Bampa

Technical Assistant for Open Timber Portal, WRI Africa

Igerha Bampa.

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

Project Specialist, TerraFund

Amanda Barreto Salgueiro.

Alyssa Barrett

Senior Product Strategist, Land & Carbon Lab, Data Lab

Isabela Barriga

Community Engagement Manager, 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

Manager, Cities4Forests, WRI Colombia

Laura Bulbena Janer.

Sage Burdge

Grants and Finance Specialist

Sage Burdge

Luiz Calado

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

Olivia Campbell

Research Assistant, Forest Governance and Policy

Olivia Campbell.

Grace Canfield

Senior Product Manager, Data Lab

Grace Canfield.

Sarah Carter

Research Associate

Sarah Carter.

Fabiana Chamis

Land Accelerator Coordinator

Fabiana Chamis

Janna Chapman

Global Forest Watch Research Intern

Janna Chapman

André Chaves

Senior Land Use Manager, WRI Brasil

Andre Chaves.

Robin Chazdon

Senior Fellow, Global Restoration Initiative

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Tamara Coger

Senior Associate, Global Restoration Initiative

Tamara Coger.

Natasha Collins

Project Manager, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Natasha Collins.

Tim Constien

Global Program Manager & Special Assistant

Nathan Curtis

Lead Product Engineer, TerraMatch

Nathan Curtis.

Roman Paul Czebiniak

Director, Nature Based Solutions & Climate Private Sector

Roman Czebiniak

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

Crystal Davis

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