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 governance. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

133 Featured Experts



Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean


Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi

Rod Taylor

Global Director, Forests

Rod Taylor

Program Experts & Staff

Natalia Akopian

Research Assistant, Forest Legality Initiative

Julio Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

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Luiz Amaral

Director, Global Solutions for Commodities and Finance

James Anderson

Associate II, Natural Infrastructure

Will Anderson

Communications Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Bernadette Arakwiye

Research Associate, Forest Program, WRI Africa

Bukti Bagja

Land Use Accountability Manager, WRI Indonesia

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Senior Operations Manager

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Natural Resources Policy Expert

Charles Victor Barber

Director, Forest Legality Initiative & Senior Biodiversity Advisor

Alyssa Barrett

Global Forest Watch Platform Manager

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

John Brandt

Data Science Associate II

Luiz Calado

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

Miguel Calmon

Forests Director, WRI Brasil

Bill Cheng

Intern, Forests Program

Bill Cheng

Nicole Chi

Product Associate, TerraMatch

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Crystal Davis

Director, Global Forest Watch

Emilee Derbas

Grants & Finance Specialist II

Sean DeWitt

Director, Global Restoration Initiative

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Technical Assistant OTP, Congo Basin

Marie Duraisami

Manager, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India

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Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst II, Global Restoration Initiative

Rong Fang

Computational Science Associate, Global Restoration Initiative

Kevin Faragher

Operations Manager, Global Forest Watch

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rizky Firmansyah

GIS Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Maria Franco Chuaire

Senior Associate, Initiative 20x20

Mollie Freeman

Digital Specialist, Food & Forests Programs

Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

Research Associate, Initiative 20x20

Amanda Gant

Accelerator Manager

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Jun Geng

Grants and Finance Coordinator II

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