Kelsey Lopez is the Global Finance & Operations Training Manager in WRI's Operations department. In this role she leads the training and onboarding processes for program operations staff in WRI Global, and she supports the training of operations staff across WRI's network of offices.

Previously, Kelsey has held a number of other positions at WRI, including as a Finance Associate for Cost & Pricing, Grants & Finance Specialist for the Global Commission on Adaptation, Project Coordinator for the International Climate Action Initiative, and a Project Coordinator for the Urban Development team.

Before joining WRI, Kelsey was the Operations Manager for the Transit Oriented Development Institute, a non-profit advocacy organization that convened business and political leaders with civil society to advance a sustainable urban agenda in the U.S.

Kelsey holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, with a concentration in International Development and minors in Geography and Sustainability.

In her spare time, Kelsey loves to try new food, travel as much as possible, and tend to her ever-growing collection of indoor plants.