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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30 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Teite Adukeh

Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist, Ocean Program

Teite Adukeh

Oliver Ashford

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Oliver Ashford.

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Charles (Chip) Barber

Director, Natural Resources Governance and Policy

Cynthia Barzuna

Director, Ocean Action 2030 Coalition

Cynthia Barzuna

Clare Brennan

Senior Operations and Engagement Manager

Abigail Frankfort

Project Manager, Blue Food

Abigail Frankfort

Sofwan Hakim

Senior Lead, Program Management Unit in Bali, WRI Indonesia

Sofwan Hakim.

Angelica Jorgensen

Executive Assistant, Ocean Program

Angelica Jorgensen.

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Ratih Kurniawati

Project Operations Assistant

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John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Lawrence Mottram

Grants and Finance Specialist, Ocean Program

Lawrence Mottram.

Stephanie Ockenden

Senior Associate & Global Policy Lead

Stephanie Ockenden.

Rocky Pairunan

Ocean and Plastic Waste Manager

Rocky Pairunan.

Tom Pickerell

Global Director, Ocean Program

Tom Pickerell.

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Silviya Stanton

Grants and Finance Specialist II

Silviya Stanton.

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Amalia Sudijono

Executive Assistant, Ocean Program Global Director

Amalia Sudijono

Paulista Surjadi

Senior Communications Coordinator

Paulista Surjadi

Amy Swift

Research Analyst, Ocean Program

Amy Swift.

Rachel Thoms

Technical Specialist

Maria Theresia Vinetha N.

Project Operations Specialist Senior Lead, WRI Indonesia

Maria Vinetha.

Arief Wijaya

Program Director, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya.

Katie Wood

Communications Officer, Ocean Program

Katie Wood