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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11 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Kalpana Giri

Senior Manager, Social Equity, Global Restoration

Kalpana Giri

Bo Li

Research Associate II

Tina Schneider

Director, Forest Governance and Policy

Martin Sommerschuh

Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Martin Sommerschuh.

Yulia Stange

Director, Nature Crime Alliance

Yulia Stange

HJ Toh

Visiting Fellow, Global Forest Watch

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Wessel van Eeden

Strategic Communications Manager, Restore Local

Wessel van Eeden.

Arief Wijaya

Program Director, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya.

Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Mei Xu

Land Accelerator Intern

Mei Xu