Experts & Staff

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66 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Will Anderson

Manager II, Land Restoration Projects, Global Restoration Initiative

Will Anderson

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

Leonardo Barbosa

Geoprocessing Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa

Isabela Barriga

Engagement Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Isabela Barriga

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Luiz Calado

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

Robin Chazdon

Senior Fellow, Global Restoration Initiative

Angel Cibemba

Central and West Africa Communications Coordinator III

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst II, Global Restoration Initiative

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Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Senior Geoprocessing Specialist

Jefferson Ferreira

Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

Research Associate, Initiative 20x20

Amanda Gant

Senior Manager, The Land Accelerator

Amanda Gant

Elizabeth Goldman

Senior GIS Research Manager

Maggie Gonzalez

Project Manager, Restoration Policy Accelerator

Maggie Gonzalez

Mary Gronkiewicz

Project Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

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Brook Guzder-Williams

Chief Data Scientist

Aarushi Jain

Intern, Restoration Policy Accelerator

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Mahima Kakani

Lean, Design & Systems Thinking Intern, Global Restoration Initiative

Kendie Kenmoe

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

John Knowles

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

John Knowles

Sophie Labaste

Research Analyst II, Forest Legality Initiative

Sophie Labaste

Pierre-Antoine Levillain

Operations Associate, Global Restoration Initiative

Darby Levin

GIS Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative

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James MacCarthy

GIS Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Marcia MacNeil

Senior Communications Manager, Land and Forests

Marcia MacNeil

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate II

Salima Mahamoudou

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Specialist II, Global Restoration Initiative

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Kevin Nfor

Technical Assistant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Natural Resource Governance Assistant, Democratic Republic of Congo

Teodyl Nkuintchua

Country Manager For The Republic Of Congo

Ruth Nogueron

Senior Associate

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Ana Paredes

Grants & Finance Specialist II, WRI Mexico Liaison, Forests Program

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Victoria Rachmaninoff

Research Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative

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