Cate de Leon
Analyst and storyteller
Ministerio de Educación, España
Getafe, Madrid
English Language Assistant · 
Oct. 2020 to Current

  • I contribute to the English language acquisition of Spanish primary students through practice conversations, class discussions, reading and writing exercises, and creative games.

  • In my first year, I mainly worked with students in the 1st to 3rd grade, helping them learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and conversation blocks.
  • Currently, in my second year, I work with the 5th and 6th grades. I help the former express ideas about their culture and society, both in the classroom and on the Global Scholars platform where they interact with students from other countries.
  • In the 6th grade, I prepare students for the external Cambridge English exam and guide them through more complex reading and writing exercises, such as poems, articles, and story composition in a second language.

Yahoo! Inc.
Community Manager · 
Oct. 2016 to Sept. 2020

  • Managed Yahoo! Philippines Facebook and Twitter pages, coordinating with the Yahoo! Asia HQ in Singapore.

  • The key metric of link clicks from social channels grew by 57%, audience by 27%, and engagement by 30% since start.
  • Curated content for posting based on what would resonate with the Filipino audience for engagement.
  • Analyzed Facebook Insights data to determine succeeding social media strategy.
  • Copywriter for infographic text and consultant for which posts to boost.

Cross Pacific Global
Mandaluyong, Philippines
Media Solutions Lead (Data Analyst) · 
Apr. 2019 to May 2020

  • Handled end-to-end data analysis side of performance marketing. Analyzed lead quality through Python and created lead tagging systems based on variables such as purchasing behaviour, income, and the level and quality of lead engagement.

  • Created customer segmentation and optimized offer targeting via data extraction from Shopify and CRMs, analysis with clustering algorithms through Python, and visualization through Tableau.
  • Handled topic and sentiment analysis through Twitter API and Brandwatch. Prepared customized client report covering brand reputation and industry conversations about the client and its competitors across various news and social media platforms.
  • Created four chatbots for various clients via Chatfuel to automate the addressing of customer concerns, increase user engagement, attract and filter quality customers, as well as collect relevant data on users.

Philstar Daily Inc.
Manila, Philippines
Managing Editor · 
Sept. 2015 to June 2017

  • Oversaw production of SUPREME, the pop culture section of The Philippine STAR, one of the top three broadsheets in the country.

  • Maintained contributor relationships with 20+ freelance writers, artists and photographers and secured 5-10 pieces weekly.
  • Curated and organized content, oversaw layout and overall workflow for the section across 2 years.
  • Contributed ideas and feedback for each issue’s conceptualization.

Manila, Philippines
Columnist · 
Mar. 2015 to Dec. 2017

  • Wrote about a diverse number of topics for The Philippine STAR'S SUPREME section, from travel, current issues, to personal stories that became viral talking points with readers.

  • In 2015, guested on The Bottomline, an ABS-CBN talk show hosted by the Philippines’ King of Talk, Boy Abunda. On account of my article, “What this atheist thinks we can learn from Pope Francis”, I participated in a roundtable discussion about the Papal visit to our country last January 24, 2015. Other guests included Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., broadcast journalist, Jing Castaneda, and Fr. Francis Lucas, former executive secretary of the CBCP - Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media.
  • As a freelance writer, my work has also appeared in the Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Cosmopolitan Philippines, Meg Magazine, Metro Society Magazine, Rappler, and


Storyteller with experience in data analysis and performance marketing. I thrive at the intersection of pivotal insights and effective communication.

I Am Jake

  • Co-wrote Filipino singer, Jake Zyrus’ (formerly Charice Pempengco) autobiography, entitled "I Am Jake". Interviewed, transcribed, and wrote the 144-page final work.
  • Book made National Bookstore’s October and November bestsellers list (#8) for Philippine non-fiction publications. It was also #6 on Inquirer's Top 10 Books of 2018.

Customer Segmentation for E-commerce

  • Ran a clustering algorithm on Shopify customer data for a US-based beverage brand.
  • Helped client create different customer profiles based on purchasing behaviors to optimize Black Friday Sale offers targeting.
  • Conversions increased by 93%.

Lead Quality Analysis for Fintech

  • Analyzed lead quality through Python for fintech client in Argentina, extracted data from CRM software.
  • Provided report on actionable insights and possible improvements for current conversion rate and funnel. 

Social Listening for Pharma

  • Extracted tweets on 11 competitors in the pharmaceutical industry spanning total 2019 and used Brandwatch tool for a broader scrape of same competitors across 30 media platforms across 6 countries.
  • Provided client with audience sentiment on industry topics, quantity and quality of brand mentions compared to competitors, and what was being said about them on social media.

University of the Philippines, Diliman
BM Musicology 2014
DCPMA Music Education 2009
Plots and Trends - Data Vizualization Training with PowerBI 2019
For The Women Foundation ​
Scholarship Program - Data Science 2019
A 14-week immersive program for Data Science and executive skills training. Program only accepts 6% of applicants through its 3-stage application process, covering math exams and interviews.
Introduction to Data Science 2018
A 100-hour online data science workshop that covers R, Data Wrangling, Analytics, and Data Storytelling.
Cdr Dhiraj Khanna (retd.) · Data Science Mentor - Springboard

Cara Wilson · Co-founder - FTW Foundation

Pepe Diokno · Director, screenwriter, producer, editor