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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206 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Karaya Karugu

Enterprise Manager, AFR100

Karaya Karugu.

Danielle Kay

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Global Restoration Initiative

Danielle Kay.

Haley Kazanecki

Project and Research Coordinator

Haley Kazanecki

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

John Knowles

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

John Knowles

Sophie Labaste

Associate, Forest Governance and Policy

Sophie Labaste

Paige Langer

Research Analyst

Paige Langer

Ari Lawson

Grants & Finance Specialist II

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Pierre-Antoine Levillain

Operations Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Darby Levin

GIS Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative

Darby Levin.

Bo Li

Research Associate II

Ryan Lokhorst

Grants and Finance Specialist, Global Restoration Initiative

Ryan Lokhorst.

Valeria López Portillo Purata

Climate and Ecosystems Manager

Valeria López Portillo Purata.

James MacCarthy

Research Associate, Global Forest Watch

Marcia MacNeil

Senior Communications Manager, Land and Forests

Marcia MacNeil

Noah Maghsadi

Project Manager, TerraMatch, Global Restoration Initiative

Noah Maghsadi.

Maxwel Ngochi Manga

Finance and Operation Specialist, Congo Basin, WRI Africa

Maxwel Ngochi Manga.

Dow Martin

Senior Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Gautam Mathur

Remote Sensing, Data Science Intern

Gautam Mathur.

Diana Mawoko

Engagement Associate, AFR100

Diana Mawoko.

Elise Mazur

GIS Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

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Hannah McLeay

Communications and Engagement Manager

Hannah McLeay.

Mercy Mulanga

Gender and Social Equity Associate

Mercy Mulanga

Jared Messinger

Senior Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Craig Mills

Land & Carbon Lab Director

Craig Mills.

Fathir Mohamad

Product Engineering Lead, WRI Indonesia

Dalila Mujevic

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Dalila Mujevic.

Thacien Munyamahame

Community Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Thacien Munyamahame.

Andre Murakoshi

Financial Administrative Analyst

Andre Murakoshi.

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Alannah Nathan

Land Accelerator Intern

Alannah Nathan

Jackson Ndera

Portfolio Specialist for Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, TerraFund for AFR100, WRI Africa

Jackson Ndera.

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Solomon Negusse

API Software Engineer, Data Lab

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Kevin Nfor Ntani

GIS Associate, TerraMatch, Cameroon

Lawrence Ng'ang'a

AFR100 Restoration Monitoring Associate, WRI Africa

Lawrence Eric Ng'ang'a

Caroline Njiru

Greater Rift Valley Landscape Manager, WRI Africa

Caroline Njiru.

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Legal and Partnerships Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo