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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1395 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Arif Fajar Utomo

Sr. Lead Engagement, Energy and Sustainable Business, WRI Indonesia

Arif Utomo.

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.

Tuğçe Üzümoğlu

Integrated Climate Action Manager, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Türkiye

Emily Vail

Events and Conference Services Manager

Ivana Valdez

Regional Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean, NDC Partnership

Deborah Valencia

Urban Development Program Coordinator III

Deborah Valencia

Lourenço Valentini

Urban Mobility Intern, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lourenço Valentini.

Emily van Bronkhorst

Operations Manager, Development

Emily van Bronkhorst

Rogier van den Berg

Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rogier Vandenberg.

Wessel van Eeden

Strategic Communications Manager, Restore Local

Wessel van Eeden.

Laura Van Wie McGrory

Global Engagement Lead, Clean Energy

Laura Van Wie McGrory

Jayson VanBeusichem

Finance Manager, Cost & Pricing, Operations

Jessica Varat

Deputy Chief of Party, Countering Nature Crime

Jessica Varat

Sebastian Varela Contador

Director, Strategy & Institutional Alignment, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sebastian Varela.

Bhavana Varma

Junior Program Associate, WRI India

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Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Adriana Véjar

Finance and Administration Director, WRI Mexico

Yunuen Velázquez

Corporate Relations Coordinator, WRI Mexico

Vivek Venkataramani

Senior Manager, Climate Resilience Practice

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Jose Luis Santana

Director of Reserach, Data and Innovation (RDI), WRI Mexico

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Madhu Verma

Chief Economist, WRI India

Madhu Verma

Joe Versen

Communication and Engagement Specialist, Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Joe Versen

Angélica Vesga

Director of Public Affairs and Communication, WRI México

Gabriela Vidad

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

Gabi Vidad.

Pablo Vieira

Global Director, NDC Partnership

Leandro Vigna

Outreach & Data Partnership Manager, Climate Watch

Leandro Vigna.

I Made Vikannanda

Senior Program Lead, Electric Mobility, WRI Indonesia

I Made Vikannanda.

Erika Vilchis

Graphic Designer, WRI México

Andrea Villasis

Analyst of Engagement and Capacity Building, WRI Mexico

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Andrea Villazon

Accountant I

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Maria Vinetha

Project Operations Specialist, WRI Indonesia

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Maria Theresia Vinetha N.

Project Operations Specialist Senior Lead, WRI Indonesia

Maria Vinetha.

Gazal Vishwanath

Global Director, Compensation, Benefits, and Analytics

Gazal Vishwanath.

Natalie von Turkovich

Intern, Cities4Forests

Natalie von Turkovich

Meredith Wagner

Development Associate

Meredith Wagner

Richard Waite

Director for Agriculture Initiatives, Food, Land, and Water Program

Carla Walker

US Director, Environmental Justice and Equity

Carla Walker

Sara Walker

Director, Corporate Water Engagement

Ginette Walls

Research Analyst II, Climate Action & Data Outreach

Ginette Walls

Jian Wan

Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Jian Wan