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Our Team

EDITORS

Alissa Rowland
Editor-in-Chief

After serving over ten years as a reporter at several leading publications such as The Wall Street Journalist, New York Post, USA Today and many others, Alissa Rowland, joined Downstream news in the year 2015 as a sub-editor. Last year she got promoted to the position of the editor-in-chief of the organization.
Alissa is a journalism degree holder from Arizona State University. In the past, she has written on varied subjects spanning from business to environment. Alissa also fosters ethical journalism. For that, she conducts monthly guidance sessions for employees.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 212-345-2523

Walter Gilbert
Sub Editor

Sub Editor, Walter Gilbert joined the group in the year 2017. He is a former market analyst and consultant. Walter, in his 20-year career as an analyst, worked with top market players like Prodge LLS, Westat Inc. and Precision Opinion Inc. He moved towards writing in the year 2013. In the past, he undertook several freelance projects to begin his writing profession.
Walter completed his economics degree from Columbia University. Along with performing sub-editorial duties, he is also writing a book on Market analysis.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 212-382-3850

CONTENT WRITERS

Alfredo Epps
Petroleum

Alfredo Epps is a finance expert heading the petroleum column. He joined the group last year as an associate writer. But his thorough research skills and ability to seamlessly putting numerical data into words helped him get a senior position. Apart from a column head, Alfredo is a dancer and a violinist.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 212-934-2984

Heather Freeman
Crude Oil

Heather leads the Crude Oil Column. Her team comprises of four associates, along with them, Heather takes care of the stories written under the column. She has a vast knowledge of oil refiners across the globe, machinery used, current trade developments, the US’ alliance with oil-rich countries, and a lot.
Heather is a Finance degree holder from New York University.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 212-842-5322

Helen Manilla
Natural Gas

Helen is a chemical engineer mastered from the University of Delaware. She leads the Natural Gas column along with two associates who eye all the industry developments. Helen has built connections in all the major enterprises and policymakers so that she never misses on any update from the industry. Helen joined the group two years ago.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 212-593-3442

Peter Leonhard
Power & Energy

The group employed Peter Leonhard last year as a column lead. Previously he was leading the Natural Gas column, later took the wheel of Power and Energy column. Peter alongside an associate, looks after the functioning of the column. Right from sourcing information to writing news, they both do it all. Peter is also an environmentalist working on the climate crisis.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 212-785-4244