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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22 Featured Experts



Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean


Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Program Experts & Staff

Kirana Agustina

Policy Specialist For Global Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Senior Operations Manager

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Charles Victor Barber

Director, Forest Legality Initiative & Senior Biodiversity Advisor

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Lauretta Burke

Senior Associate

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director for the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Ben Hart

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Liz Hollaway

Program Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Liz Hollaway

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Katherine Pedder

Communications and Research Assistant, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Maria Potouroglou

Program Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Davide Scalenghe

Communications and Engagement Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Davide Scalenghe

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Taryn Staples

Deputy Operations Manager, Food, Forests & Water

Sarah Stettner

Executive Assistant, Food, Forests, Water and Ocean Programs

Lauren Thuringer

Grants and Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Connie Williams

Communications Assistant, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Sophie Wood

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

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