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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31 Featured Experts



Craig Hanson

Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean

Program Experts & Staff

Zablon Adane


Zablon Adane

James Anderson

Associate II, Natural Infrastructure

Nanda Aung

Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship

Nanda Aung

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Senior Operations Manager

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

Program Coordinator, Water Program

Marlena Chertock

Communications Manager, Water Program

Marlena Chertock

Lily Colburn

Financial Analysis Intern, Natural Infrastructure Initiative

Lily Colburn

Sod-Erdene Davaadorj

Grants & Finance Specialist II, Natural Infrastructure

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Meredith Hess

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Water Program

Samantha Kuzma

Associate, Water Program

Shivani Lakshman

Aqueduct Platform and Research Intern

Shivani Lakshman

Tianyi Luo

Director, Aqueduct, Global Water Program

Lizzie Marsters

Environmental Finance Manager, Natural Infrastructure

Emmie Oliver

Analyst, Natural Infrastructure for Water

Suzanne Ozment

Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure

John-Rob Pool

Implementation Manager, Cities4Forests, Natural Infrastructure

Liz Saccoccia

Water Risk Associate

Leah Schleifer

Research and Engagement Associate

Yankuba Senghore

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Water Program

Yankuba Senghore

Taryn Staples

Deputy Operations Manager, Food, Forests & Water

Colin Strong

Manager, Corporate Water Stewardship

Eliza L. Swedenborg

Manager, Strategy and Performance, Water Program

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Sara Walker

Director, Corporate Water Engagement

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Analyst, Water Program

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