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

Peter Ntaganda

Restore Local Program Manager, Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin Landscape Rwanda-Burundi-DRC

Peter Ntaganda.

Jean Marie Ntakirutimana

Portfolio Specialist, TerraFund for AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Ntakirutimana Jean-Marie.

Maanas Nukala

Data Operations Engineer, Data Lab

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Gabrielle Nussbaum

Senior Manager, Sustainable Landscapes and Nature-Based Solutions

Denise O Reilly

Senior Operations Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Denise O Reilly.

Amanda Obuobi Amoako

Portfolio Specialist, Terrafund for AFR100

Amanda Obuobi Amoako.

Sheila Okoth

Data Analyst, Terrafund

Shelia Okoth

Duncan Okowa

Research Associate, Restoration Policy Accelerator

Duncan Okowa.

Daniel Kwaku Owusu

Data Quality Analyst Ghana Cocoa Belt

Danial Kwaku Owusu

Gustavo Vieira Pacheco

Forest Project Coordinator, WRI Brasil

Gustavo Vieira Pacheco.

Ana Loreta Paiva

Senior Analyst Research, WRI Brasil

Ana Loreta Paiva.

Sophia Pestana

Data Science Intern, WRI Brasil

Sophia Pestana.

Paloma Paz Pressato

Territorial Analyst for Mata Atlântica

Paloma Paz Pressato.

Victoria Rachmaninoff

Research Associate, Restoration Policy and Biodiversity

 Victoria Rachmaninoff

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Melaura Rice

Grants and Finance Specialist, Food, Land and Water Program

Melaura Rice.

Jessica Richter

GIS Research Analyst II

Jessica Richter

Dwiki Ridhwan

Land Use Governance and Social Forestry Lead, WRI Indonesia

Mila Khaerunnisa Rizqiani

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Financing Research Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Sarai Rodríguez

Forest Coordinator

Sarai Rodriguez.

Courtney Romolt

Program Manager - Supply Chains

Courtney Romolt

Melissa Rose

GIS Research Analyst II

Melissa Rose.

Daniela Russi

Food, Land and Water Policy Lead for WRI Europe

Daniela Russi.

Edward Saenz

Project Monitoring Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Edward Saenz

Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi

Viviane Sobral D. dos Santos

Data Science Analyst, WRI Brasil

Vivian Santos.

Ryan Sarsfield

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

Angela Scafidi

Research Analyst, US Lands and Land & Carbon Lab

Angela Scafidi.

Tina Schneider

Director, Forest Governance and Policy

Martina Schneider

GIS Analyst II

Martina Schneider

Teresa Schofield

Product Manager, Global Forest Watch, Data Lab

Ana Reboredo Segovia

Research Associate, Land & Carbon Lab

Ana Reboredo Segovia.

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma

Research Associate II

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma.

Claire Shapiro

Product Specialist, TerraMatch

Claire Shapiro.

Chloe Shauck

Grants & Finance Associate, Supply Chains

Chloe Shauck

John Shema

Grants And Contracts Associate

John Shema

Michelle Sims

GIS Research Associate, Global Forest Watch

Michelle Sims

Noel Smyth

Head of Product, Data Lab

Noel Smyth