Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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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19 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Kirana Agustina

Ocean & Plastic Waste Manager, WRI Indonesia

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

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

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

John Lyons

Senior Communications Manager, Ocean Program

John Lyons

Katherine Pedder

Communications and Research Assistant, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Katie Reytar

Senior Research Associate, Forests Program

Charlotte Schep

Grants & Finance Specialist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki

Katie Wood

Communications Officer, Ocean Program

Katie Wood