Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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42 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

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Luiz Amaral

Director, Global Solutions for Commodities and Finance

Alyssa Barrett

Global Forest Watch Platform Manager

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Luiz Calado

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

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst II, Global Restoration Initiative

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Maria Franco Chuaire

Senior Associate, Initiative 20x20

Mollie Freeman

Social Media Specialist, Climate Program

Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

Research Associate, Initiative 20x20

Amanda Gant

Accelerator Manager

Maggie Gonzalez

Ecological Economist, Initiative 20x20

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Mary Gronkiewicz

Project Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

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Brook Guzder-Williams

Chief Data Scientist

Stephanie Jamilla

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Kai Kresek

GIS Product Manager

Darby Levin

GIS Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative

James MacCarthy

GIS Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate II

Marcelo Matsumoto

GIS Research Associate, WRI Brasil

Jared Messinger

Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Aaron Minnick

Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Ruth Nogueron

Senior Associate

Ana Paredes

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

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Anne Rosenbarger

Global Engagement Manager, Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance

Ryan Sarsfield

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

Tina Schneider

Deputy Director, Forest Legality Initiative

Teresa Schofield

Product Specialist, Global Forest Watch

Michelle Sims

GIS Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Michelle Sims

Daniel Soares

Investment Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Brasil

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Hannah Sommers-Thaler

Product Operations Manager, Global Forest Watch

Hannah Sommers-Thaler

Neil Stein

Project Specialist, TerraMatch

Jerin Tan

Communications Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative

Maria Tattersfield

Forest Carbon Manager, WRI Mexico

Marie Vallee

Senior Associate and Head of the Open Timber Portal

Walter Vergara

Senior Fellow

Javier Warman

Forests Director, WRI Mexico

Jessica Webb

Senior Manager for Global Engagement, Global Forest Watch

Mikaela Weisse

Project Manager, Global Forest Watch

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