Associates of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design & Illustration
Bachelor’s of Arts In Communication Arts.
(Supervised) Capstone – Case Analysis: Implicit Bias in Latin Music Industry
Katelina “Gata” Eccleston is an internationally renowned music historian, creative and entrepreneur whose work is focused on the analysis and social paradigms of Reggaeton. Her opinions have helped shape the landscape of Reggaeton in publications such as The Washington Post, Rollingstone, Tidal and many others.
Katelina ‘Gata’ was born Kathleen Eccleston on April 6, 1994, in Ypsilanti Michigan and was raised in Boston, MA to Panamanian-Jamaican parents. Her platform Reggaeton Con La Gata was launched when she was an undergraduate student at Marymount Manhattan College. Katelina went on to graduate from the Pratt Institute of Art and Design and Marymount Manhattan College. Her capstone, “Implicit Bias in the Latin Music Industry” was the catalyst inspiring her platform, Perreo 101 podcast, and the desire to bridge the gap between Academia and Entertainment. Her work sparked an invitation to Harvard University as a guest lecturer, amongst other universities internationally as an extension of her Perreo 101 Tour.
In 2021, Eccleston served as an Associate Producer and the Historian in Futuro Studios + Spotify Studios critically acclaimed podcast LOUD: The History of Reggaeton hosted by the Reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen. With more than 7 years of digital video, and audio podcast production experience, her work has been featured in Rollingstone, PAPER, Los Angeles Times, and Harper’s Bazaar just to name a few. And as a host Katelina has worked and partnered with the likes of Telemundo, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29 Somos, and many others.Her platform “Reggaeton con la Gata” has helped form opinions in publications such as Rollingstone, Latin Billboard, TIDAL, Nylon, Vibe, and a number of others as well as in classrooms at The University of Wisconsin at the(separate) direction of Sarah Bruno and the esteemed ethnomusicologist Wayne Marshall. “I had a change of heart in regards to pursuing media representation as my primary goal for my career and I am currently pursuing music as Gata in conjunction with my multimedia projects.” Katelina is completing various Reggaeton multimedia projects, Latinx culture and comedy multimedia projects via En latinidad and will do so long term.