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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1367 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Lucy Yang

Communications and Research Associate, Executive Office

Lucy Yang

Mende Thuji Yangden

Researcher and Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion Coordinator, Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mende Yangden

Yaren Yanık

Communications & Operations Specialist, WRI Türkiye

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Yunus Emre Yılmaz

Analyst, Urban Mobility and Health & Road Safety, WRI Türkiye

Yunus Emre Yılmaz

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program

Sophie Young

Manager, Environmental Justice and Equity, Electric School Bus Initiative

Sophie Young.

April Yu

Grants and Finance Specialist, Climate Program

April Yu.

Min Yuan

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Min Yuan

Alison Yue

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

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Rezky Khairun Zain

Climate & Energy Senior Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Rezky Khairun Zain.

Viviana Zalles

Research Associate

Viviana Zalles.

René Zamora-Cristales

Senior Manager Restoration Policy & Forest Economist

Camilla Zanetti

Urban Mobility Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Laura Zartarian

Program Coordinator, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Laura Zartarian.

Daniela Zavala

Digital Resources Analyst

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Monique Zegarra

Grants and Finance Associate, WRI México Liaison

Monique Zegarra.

Lauren Zelin

Director of Communications, Office of the President & CEO

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Ramiro Zepeda

Grants and Finance Specialist I, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Ramiro Zepeda

Brian Zepka

Research Manager, Electric School Bus Initiative

Brian Zepka.

Lili Zhai

Communications Assistant, WRI China

Lili Zhai

Shuhan Zhang

Revenue Accounting Manager

Shuhan Zhang.

Daiyang Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Daiyang Zhang

Lianhui Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Lianhui Zhang.

Mofan Zhang

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Mofan Zhang

Yanping Zhang

Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Yanping Zhang

Wenquan Zhang

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Wenquan Zhang

Cheng Zhang

esearch Associate, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Cheng Zhang

Ting Zhao

Senior Coordinator, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ting Zhao

Haijun Zhao

FOLU China Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Haijun Zhao

Yuzi Zhao

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yuzi Zhao

Ting Zhao

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Ting Zhao

Brian Zheng

User Engagement Intern, TerraMatch

Brian Zheng

Xavier Zheng

U.S. Clean Energy Intern

Xavier Zheng.

Wen Zhou

Research Associate, Nature-Based Solutions & Climate Private Sector

Wen Zhou.

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Weiqi Zhou

Data Analyst, Research, Data & Innovation, WRI China

Weiqi Zhou

Mengdong Zhu

Research Assistant, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Mengdong Zhu

Ashleigh Zosel-Harper

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist II, Forest Data Partnership

Ashleigh Zosel-Harper

Chris Qihan Zou

Research Analyst

Chris Zou.

Gorka Zubicaray

Urban Development Senior Technical Specialist, WRI Mexico

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