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.

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41 Featured Experts



Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi

Cosmas Ochieng

Global Director, Governance Center

Program Experts & Staff

Nambi Appadurai

Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Sophie Boehm

Research Analyst II, Systems Change Lab

Carter Brandon

Senior Fellow

Lauretta Burke

Senior Associate

Rebecca Carter

Deputy Director, Climate Resilience Practice

Tamara Coger

Senior Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience, WRI India

Natalie Elwell

Senior Gender Advisor

Carole Excell

Director, Environmental Democracy Practice

Tyler Ferdinand

Agricultural Resilience Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Corey Filiault

Communications Specialist II, Governance Center

Erin Gray

Associate III

Emma Illick-Frank

Research Analyst, Climate Resilience Practice

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Marcella Kim

Project Coordinator & Research Analyst, Urban Resilience, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Nisha Krishnan

Senior Finance Action Track Associate, Global Commission on Adaptation

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access and Deployment, Finance Center

Dow Martin

Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Elizabeth Moses

Environmental Rights and Justice Associate II, Environmental Democracy Practice

Ryan O’Connor

Climate Resilience Fellow

Emma Pearlstone

Special Assistant, Governance Center

Adi Pradana

Sustainable Landscape And Cities Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Parvathi Preethan

Senior Project Associate, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Brandon Pytel

Communications Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Brandon Pytel

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Celine Salcedo-La Viña

Research Associate II

Fred Stolle

Deputy Director, Forests

Ayushi Trivedi

Research Analyst II, Gender and Social Equity

Carolyn Turkaly

Operations Manager, Governance Center

Carolyn Turkaly

Stefanie Tye

Research Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

Jacob Waslander

Senior Associate

Jessica Webb

Senior Manager for Global Engagement, Global Forest Watch

Natalie Winston

Project Coordinator II, Governance Center

Davida Wood

Lead, Energy Access and Governance

Jesse Worker

Senior Associate, Climate Governance and Rights; Project Lead, The Access Initiative

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