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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18 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

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

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

Crystal Davis

Director, Land & Carbon Lab

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director of the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Christina Gallagher

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Ocean Program

Christina Gallagher

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Eliza Northrop

Senior Associate, Policy Lead – Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Eliza Northrop

Katherine Pedder

Communications and Research Assistant, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Maria Potouroglou

Program Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Katie Wood

Communications Officer, Ocean Program

Katie Wood

Sophie Wood

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Sophie Wood

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