Lalini is the Project Coordinator for the Urban Mobility Program with WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She works to coordinate project requirements and monitor performance across all of the program’s international offices and teams. Lalini also assists in the preparation of reports and coordinates budget management for urban mobility projects.
Prior to joining WRI, Lalini worked with the World Wildlife Fund’s Environment and Disaster Management Program, conducting research and managing communications for the program’s workshops and initiatives, which focused on mainstreaming flood management and climate adaptation across disaster and humanitarian relief sectors. She has also worked on research and reporting on human-wildlife conflict, climate adaptation, human rights and wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka, Botswana and Costa Rica.
Lalini holds a dual M.A. in international affairs and sustainable development from American University in Washington, D.C. and the University for Peace in San José, Costa Rica. She earned her B.A.s in international relations and geography, along with an interdisciplinary specialization in human rights and social justice, from the University of Texas at Austin.
Lalini is an avid hiker and traveler who most recently spent a month backpacking through Mongolia, from the southern Gobi to the northern Taiga. She spends much of her free time outdoors with friends and family, writing, and playing with her dog, Naraa.