Esther Choi is a Research Associate at WRI Finance Center’s International Financial Institutions team. Through research and engagement, Esther contributes to WRI’s efforts to reorient financial flows for a just, decarbonized, and climate-resilient future.

Prior to joining WRI, Esther worked as a practice-oriented researcher on climate finance, sustainable development, and international governance. She held various positions at Stanford University’s Sustainable Finance Initiative, the Green Climate Fund, the World Bank, and the Global Green Growth Institute.

Esther holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.