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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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42 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Craig Hanson

Managing Director, Programs

Craig Hanson

Program Experts & Staff

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Sadof Alexander

Communications Specialist, Cities4Forests

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James Anderson

Program Manager, Cities4Forests

Nanda Aung

Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship

Nanda Aung

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Director of Global Operations, FFWO

Samrat Basak

Director, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India

Samrat Basak

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Francesca Battistelli

Lisa Beyer

Urban Water Infrastructure Manager

Jake Billhorn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Jake Billhorn

Caroline Black

Research Analyst II, Water Program

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Marlena Chertock

Communications Manager, Water Program

Marlena Chertock

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Natural Infrastructure

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Crystal Davis

Director, Land & Carbon Lab

Irina Didenko

Grants and Finance Specialist, Cities4Forests

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Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist II, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

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Chris Gillespie

Project Specialist & Research Coordinator

Meredith Hess

Associate, Water Program

Meredith Hess

Charles Iceland

Global Director, Water (Interim)

Charles Iceland

Anna Kelleher

Intern, Cities4Forests

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Samantha Kuzma

Associate, Water Program

Samantha Kuzma

Shivani Lakshman

Research Assistant, Corporate Water Stewardship

Shivani Lakshman

Lizzie Marsters

Environmental Finance Manager, Natural Infrastructure

Lizzie Marsters

Emmie Oliver

Research Analyst II

Suzanne Ozment

Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure

Liz Saccoccia

Water Security Associate

Liz Saccoccia

Maria Santarelli

Program Coordinator

Maria Santarelli

Ken Schell-Smith

Nature-based Solutions Intern

Ken Schell-Smith

Taryn Staples

Manager of Global Operations, FFWO

Sarah Stettner

Executive Assistant, Food, Forests, Water and Ocean Programs

Sarah Stettner

Clara Strack

Urban Development Intern

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Colin Strong

Manager, Corporate Water Stewardship

Colin Strong

Eliza L. Swedenborg

Manager, Strategy and Performance, Water Program

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Prathna T.C.

Manager, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Prathna T.C.

Muluneh Tarekegn

Programs and Research Specialist, Water Program, WRI Africa

Muluneh Tarekegn

Natalie von Turkovich

Intern, Cities4Forests

Natalie von Turkovich

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