Katie Hidden

Katie Hidden

Data Science Graduate Student

University of West Florida


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I’m a data science graduate student and experienced video editing and social media marketing professional seeking to leverage my technical, analytical, and collaborative skills as a data scientist. I’ve been recognized in previous roles for my ability to rise to meet diverse challenges, quick problem-solving abilities, optimism, and energy.

  • M.S. Data Science

    University of West Florida | Expected Graduation: 2022

  • B.A. Radio-Television

    University of Central Florida | 2014


Machine Learning (MAP 6114)
Multivariate Methods (STA 6707)
Data Mining (CAP 5771)
Modeling in Regression (STA 6235)
Database Systems (COP 5725)
Statistical Modeling (STA 5176)
Foundations: Programming Essentials (COP 5007)
Python Basics
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Mathematics for Machine Learning: Linear Algebra
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Python for Everybody Specialization (audited courses)


Video Editor / Executive Assistant
Blondie Ras Productions
Aug 2015 – Jun 2018 Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Edited American Public Television nationally syndicated Caribbean cooking and culture series Taste the Islands Season II, which aired in 46 states with 248 million potential viewers on PBS stations and Create TV.
  • Quadrupled Taste the Island’s Facebook following from under 2k to over 8k followers in just over one year.
  • Wrote and scheduled posts for Taste the Islands and Island Origins Magazine’s social media accounts, created editorial calendar for Taste the Islands marketing, wrote the weekly email newsletter including creation of custom graphics, wrote weekly blog posts and edited recipes, and formatted and published web content via WordPress with optimized SEO.
  • Contacted community experts to arrange interviews for Island Origins Live (a weekly live Facebook talk show) and created Facebook events with custom graphics.
  • Assisted with editing five cookbooks, of which two have been published (50 Favorite Haitian Recipes: Taste the Islands Essentials (2017) and 50 Favorite Jamaican Recipes: Taste the Islands Essentials (2016)).
Video Producer / Web Content Publisher
Dec 2015 – May 2018 Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Created shareable videos for Jamaicans.com website and social media pages including cultural, cooking, and travel content, several of which have been viewed on Facebook over 50k times with 1k - 2k shares.
  • Formatted and published site content via WordPress.
Web Content Publisher
South Florida Times
Oct 2016 – May 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Formatted and published all new stories to sfltimes.com weekly via WordPress.
  • Found relevant stories in AP Newsfinder and StatePoint and published to site weekly.
Creative Services Intern
May 2014 – Aug 2014 Orlando, FL
Video Production Intern
DNP Studios
Aug 2013 – Dec 2013 Orlando, FL