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David Pinedo De La Hoz

David Pinedo De La Hoz

Research Data Analyst

New York University


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My New Course

Introduction to Python

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Introduction to DataCamp Projects

My New Track

Importing & Cleaning Data

Data explorer, embarking on expeditions to uncover hidden insights.

My Work

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Small Firm Diaries: Colombia Report

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Google Google Cloud Essentials

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Financial Access Initiative, New York University, USA | Jan 2023 - Present

Research Data Analyst

I clean, wrangle, analyze, build the data visualizations, provide statistical insights, and actively contribute to publications at the Small Firm Diaries project. We explore how financial services can improve the lives of poor households in multiple countries through proper stimuli to small firms.
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Publicis Global Delivery, Colombia | Jul 2022 - Nov 2022

Associate Data Scientist

I performed big data manipulation, dashboard building, and A/B testing (with pySpark and PostgreSql through Databricks) to optimize US McDonald's advertisement efforts on a daily basis. Furthermore, I presented the results to a non-technical stakeholder audience weekly.

SYKES Colombia | May 2022 - Jul 2022

Trainer II Media Ops

I trained new hires on how to effectively engage with the Campaign Manager role.

SYKES Colombia | Jul 2021 - May 2022

Campaign Manager

I built reports on a daily basis for one of the biggest social media platforms Media Strategy and Operations department. I share those reports insights with the Account Managers from premium advertisers to guide their marketing decision-making regarding spend, pacing, search queries, campaign strategies, ads quality, among others.

Universidad del Norte, Colombia | Aug 2021 - Feb 2022

Research Assistant

I was responsible of the quantitative aspect of a research on Accelerating Women-Led Ventures in Latin America. I am building mixed effects (multilevel) models to analyze whether there is an impact of cultural values, psychosocial factors and socioeconomic conditions on entrepreneurial gender gap.

Universidad del Norte, Colombia | Aug 2021 - Jan 2022

Teaching Assistant

I co-hosted a Data Analysis with R course where I taught R programming to undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from Universidad del Norte. Moreover, I led a team adjoint to the Economics Department Data Analysis Lab with the main task to develop dashboards with R-Shiny.

Pensiero International Advisors, Colombia | Apr 2021 - Jun 2021


Conducted macroeconomic and market analysis, build reports, and give decision-making recommendations to Vecol, an important agroindustrial firm in Colombia, leader in production of vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease.

National Planning Department (DNP), Colombia | Jul 2020 - Jan 2021


I worked alongside high-level policymakers in the Directorate of Sustainable Rural Development, conducting data analysis and literature reviews about rural development. Also, I programmed a web app with R to automate plot generation using data from an official crop production database, and collaborated with the literature review of an institutional public policy document that evaluated the levy funds’ quality of expenditure in Colombia from the 1980s until 2019.

My Education

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Master in Data SciencePontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia | 2024
Bachelor in EconomicsUniversidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia | 2021

About Me

David Pinedo De La Hoz

Economist and Data Scientist. Strong statistical background and great programming skills with R. Knowledgeable with Python and SQL. I love to dance with the data, pay close attention and listen to what it got to say (often it is an interesting story)

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