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.

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204 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Amanda DiMartini

Digital Strategy Manager, Land and Forests

Amanda DiMartini

Emily Ane Dionizio

GHG Protocol Specialist, WRI Brasil

Emily Ane Dionizio.

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

Ella Dodson

Project Manager, TerraMatch, Global Restoration Initiative

Ella Dodson

Jason Dozier

Senior Program Officer for Political Engagement, Secretariat of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature & People

Jason Dozier.

Lídia Duarte

Research Analyst

Lídia Duarte

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 Scientist, Global Restoration Initiative

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Elena Esipova

Satellite Data Analyst

Elena Esipova

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Data Science Coordinator

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira.

Rizky Firmansyah

Senior Research Analyst for Nature and Food System, WRI Indonesia

Rizky Firmansyah

Lucia Fitts

GIS Research Associate, Global Forest Watch

Lucia Fitts.

Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

Research Associate, Initiative 20x20

Amanda Gant

Senior Manager, The Land Accelerator

Amanda Gant

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Todd Gartner.

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

Samuel Gaturu.

David Gibbs

Research Associate

David Gibbs

Christopher Gillespie

Project Specialist & Research Coordinator

Christopher Gillespie.

Kalpana Giri

Senior Manager, Social Equity, Global Restoration

Kalpana Giri

Erin Glen

GIS Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

Erin Glen

Elizabeth Goldman

Senior GIS Research Manager

Maggie Gonzalez

Project Manager, Restoration Policy Accelerator

Maggie Gonzalez

Mary Gronkiewicz

Project Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Mary Gronkiewicz.

Emma Gubman

Land Accelerator Intern

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Farid Hakemi

Project Associate, Restoration

Farid Hakemi

Hidayah Hamzah

Manager For National Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia 

Isabel Harrington

Project & Engagement Specialist II

Isabel Harrington.

Nancy Harris

Research Manager, Global Forest Watch

Tomi Haryadi

Director for Food, Land and Water (FLW) Program, WRI Indonesia

Tomi Haryadi.

Omar Hernandez Carmona

Grants & Finance Specialist, Food, Forest, Water, Ocean

Omar Hernandez Carmona.

Rakhmat Hidayat

Sumatra Regional Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Rakhmat Hidayat

Elliott Ichimura

General Manager, Global Forest Watch Pro

Elliott Ichimura

Jessica Immelman

Customer Success Manager, Global Forest Watch Pro

Jessica Immelman

Aarushi Jain

Intern, Restoration Policy Accelerator

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Oliver James

Land Sector Associate, GHG Protocol

Oliver James.

Paige Johnson

Editor & Content Strategist, Land and Forests

Paige Johnson

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru