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 governance. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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988 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Kira Austin

Administrative Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sergio Avelleda

Senior Advisor, Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

César Avilés

Innovation Coordinator, WRI Mexico

Desti Ayunda

GIS Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Laura Azeredo

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Chelsea Babcock

Operations Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Lorena Baca

Director of Strategic Alliances, WRI México

Bukti Bagja

Land Use Accountability Manager, WRI Indonesia

Beth Bahs-Ahern

Senior Operations Manager

Jessica Bahsoon

Program Specialist

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Behruz Baizayee

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Associate, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Gagandeep Bajwa

Lead – Human Resources, WRI India

Phillip Baldiswieler

Program Specialist, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Justin Balik

Senior Manager, State Policy for Transportation Electrification

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Justin Balik

Senior Manager, State Policy for Transportation Electrification

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Sandra Baltazar

Digital Communications Coordinator, WRI México

Anna Bammerlin

Grants & Contracts Associate

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Natural Resources Policy Expert

Charles Victor Barber

Director, Forest Legality Initiative & Senior Biodiversity Advisor

Leonardo Barbosa

Geoprocessing Assistant, WRI Brasil

Mariana Barcelos

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rich Barnett

Senior Writer and Development Strategist

Alyssa Barrett

Global Forest Watch Platform Manager

Brittany Barrett

Senior Manager, School District E-Mobility Technical Assistance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Brittany Barrett

Isabel Bartmann

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Kylee Barton

Communications and Brand Officer, Science Based Targets initiative

Samrat Basak

Director, Urban Water, WRI India

Bruno Batista

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Batista

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement & Partnerships Manager, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Karla Battistella

Operations Director, WRI Brasil

Francesca Battistelli

Associate II, Nature-Based Solutions

Meltem Bayraktar

Urban Efficiency & Climate Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Skylar Bee

Climate Finance Specialist, Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership

Meg Beiter

Development Associate

Ralien Bekkers

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Elizabeth Benyishay

Chief of Staff, Climate and Economics

Molly Bergen

Communications Manager, Climate Program

Anika Berger

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

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