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.
27 Year Old Reggaeton Historian and Executive Producer. On April 6, 1994 Katelina was born Kathleen Eccleston to Panamanian-Jamaican parents. She completed an Associates of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2015 with High Honors from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marymount Manhattan College in New York, NY.
While completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree, like few before her, she completed a series of academic papers utilizing her access to first hand sources of Reggaeton music to theorize pedagogies regarding the genre’s evolution.
Katelina is not a Journalist but a ‘Comunicadora Social’ a Social Commentator. She makes this distinction so that it be known publicly that she is not subjected to the standards of ethics in Journalism. She’s opted out of that path so that she may have more flexibility during collaborations. It is publicly known that she is friends with a large sum of her interview subjects.
In 2018 she was offered a television contract by Bronxnet to stream weekly episodes on channels 68 and 34 in the Bronx. In 2020 her program “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.
Katelina is completing various Reggaeton multimedia projects, Latinx culture and comedy multimedia projects via En latinidad and will do so long term.
“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 to my multimedia projects.”
She is a survivor of Rape, of Police Brutality, of Suicide and is utilizing a variety of artistic mediums as a means to expand her fanbase and make a bigger impact on the world.