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Caio Costa Velasco

Caio Costa Velasco

Data Engineer

IAG - International Airlines Group | Barcelona, Spain


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Track

Data Analyst

My New Project

The GitHub History of the Scala Language

My New Course

Introduction to Python

Data explorer, uncovering insights in the digital wilderness.

My Work

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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Blue Orange Digital | May 2022 - Present

Data Engineer & Product Owner

Blue Orange Digital is recognized as a “Top AI Development and Consultant Agency,” by Clutch and YahooFinance, for innovations in predictive analytics, automation, and optimization with machine learning in NYC. In my role, I navigate from business & product to data engineering & analytics. My tasks include: - Responsible for delivering customizable reporting tools (control panels, analytical dashboards, and tabular reports) for a major client in the real estate industry in the USA in topics ranging from IoT Sensors and Chatbot to Financial Reports and Property Management solutions. - Designing dbt models in SQL in Snowflake and GitHub for a Unified Data Model solution that merges information across databases in a legacy system. - Supporting the development of a Semantic Layer that sits on top of a Unified Data Model by gathering information with the client to understand their business needs. - Managing multiple stakeholders (Data Engineers, Business Analysts, Product Designers) by making sure that the client's business expectations are met.
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Royal Holloway, University of London | Nov 2019 - Apr 2020

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant

Used STATA programming code and econometric analysis to extract, clean, and structure micro-level data from the World Bank's Rural Socioeconomic Survey on African countries for a research project that seeks to understand the relationship between climate change and agriculture productivity. Worked remotely from Brazil for Professor Juan Pablo Rud (Ph.D., London School of Economics).

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs | Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant

Tutor - Microeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics Teaching Assistant - Microeconomics for Public Affairs Research Assistant for Professor Adriana Lleras-Muney in the UCLA Department of Economics Capstone Project (Honors): An Action Plan for Santa Clarita: Towards a Better Homeless Count in L.A. County’s 3rd-Largest City

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs | Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

Master of Public Policy (MPP) - Concentration in Microeconomics and Econometrics

. Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship for top Brazilian Students with Academic Excellence . UCLA Luskin Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Academic Excellence . UCLA MPP Alumni Leadership and Service Fellowship . UCLA Financial Aid (Need-Based Grant) . UCLA Luskin Math Review Tutor (for incoming MPP students) . UCLA Club Soccer Team (Central Forward/Second Striker)

MePrepara | Jul 2016 - Sep 2017


After self-studying for the GRE and GMAT, I learned a lot about the exam and scored on the 94th percentile in the mathematics exam. This experience motivated me to develop MePrepara. MePrepara is an fully automated online platform that provides students in Brazil with 140 carefully designed online lectures for the GRE and the GMAT quantitative sections as well as over 300 exercises and a comprehensive 60- day study plan. I believe that every student should have equal access to educational resources, such as the best advisors, relevant information, and a comprehensive preparation course for a fair price.

AOG Consultoria Educacional | Jan 2015 - Jan 2016


Closely examined two major private schools’ operations (staffing structure, budget preparation, education systems). Developed an in-depth diagnosis and a plan of action for improvements. AOG Consultoria Educacional is a consulting company focused on strategic consulting projects with tailor-made solutions for major private schools in the northeast and southeast regions of Brazil.

Stone | Dec 2012 - Dec 2014

Entrepreneur In Residence


The Founder Institute | Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Rio de Janeiro's Coordinator

My job was to facilitate communication between The Founder Institute and experienced professionals in the entrepreneurship field in Rio de Janeiro. The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that, in just three years of operation, has helped launch over 550 companies across 27 cities and five continents.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Teaching Assistant - Differential and Integral Calculus IV

Teaching Assistant to undergraduate students. Calculus IV: Partial Differential Equations, Fourier Series, Series Solutions of Second Order Linear Equations, Laplace Transforms, Boundary Values Problems, Infinite series

My Education

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PhD in Economics, 5-Year program (Unfinished), Economics  · (SeptemberTilburg University | 2021
Master of Public Policy (MPP) with Honors, Economics, Econometrics, Data AnalysisUniversity of California, Los Angeles | 2019
EconomicsInsper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa | 2016
Certificate - Pre MBA Yale University - Yale School of Management | 2013
5-year Bachelor of Science, Mechanical EngineeringFederal University of Rio de Janeiro | 2012

About Me

Caio Costa Velasco

Brazilian Mechanical Engineer who holds a Master in Economics and Public Policy from UCLA with a full scholarship from the Lemann Foundation. I started a prestigious Ph.D. in Economics in Europe during covid but decided to stop and transition to DS.

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