Sebastian Rodriguez

An 18-year-old

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  • Introduction At the age of 16, Sebastian co-founded a teen startup incubator featured in both Mashable and Innovator's Magazine. Now, he owns and operates a web development/hosting company called Icarus Labs, serving both New York City and Dallas, Texas. Sebastian is well-versed in mergers and acquisitions, with experience interning for a risk arbitrage firm and serving as chief operating officer of a startup incubator.
  • Education
    University of Toronto, Class of 2023
    Sep 2019 - Present
    Degree Candidate - Incoming Freshman
    Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Hons) in Economics
    Minors in Computer Science and Business, Science, & Entrepreneurship

    The Browning School, Class of 2019
    Sep 2006 - Jun 2019
    High School Diploma
  • Experience
    Icarus Labs
    Chief Executive Officer
    New York, NY/Dallas, TX
    Aug 2018 - Present
    Founder of a web development & hosting company servicing clients in NYC, Dallas, and Toronto.
    The Browning School
    Teaching Assistant, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
    New York, NY
    May - Jun 2019
    Assisted the Director of Educational Technology in developing curriculum and teaching a range of CSE courses.
    Churchill Capital
    Intern Equity Research Analyst
    New York, NY
    Jul 2018
    Analyzed active and potential merger arbitrage situations for a boutique firm in New York City.
    The Tardigrade Group
    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
    New York, NY/Basalt, CO
    Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
    Co-Founder of a global teenage startup incubator featured in Mashable and Innovators Magazine.
    The Browning School
    Teaching Assistant, Robotics
    New York, NY
    Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
    Taught robotics to 3rd and 4th graders in an after school program with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.
    Chief Design Officer (Jan 2017 - Oct 2017)
    UI/UX Designer (Sep 2016 - Jan 2017)
    New York, NY/Basalt, CO
    Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
    Designed the startup's logo and promotional images. Led a team that created the app and website UI.
  • Skills & Industry Knowledge
    • HTML & CSS
    • PHP
    • Ruby
    • Linux Server Administration
    • Databases
    • Wordpess
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Microsoft Excel
    • UI/UX Design
    • Facilitation
    • Data Analysis
    • Web Development
    • Project Management
    • Team Leadership
    • Journalism
    • Teaching
  • Projects
    Icarus Dashboard
    An open source MacOS cPanel client for Icarus Labs customers.
    The Browning School International Night
    Led a student committee that planned an event to celebrate the cultures represented in Browning's community.
    The Browning School Code of Conduct
    Part of a joint student-faculty committee that created the Browning community's Code of Conduct.
    Tutorial: Create and Deploy a Sinatra Website With Heroku
    Learn how to create a website using the Sinatra Ruby framework. You'll also learn how to upload the project to GitHub and Heroku. (Demo)
    URL Shortener (PHP)
    Converts URLs into short, redirected links on a custom TLD. Records the IP address of every user who successfully submits a short link, along with the short link's time of creation and how many times it's been clicked. (Demo)
    Tutorial: Setup a Raspberry Pi Web Server
    Learn how to setup an Apache web server on a Raspberry Pi. You'll also install PHP and learn how to upload a basic HTML website.
    The Browning School Snapchat Filter
    Designed and implemented The Browning School's Snapchat filter.
  • Student Representation
    Office / Committee Position Years Patricipated
    Student Equity & Diversity Committee Chair; Lead Rep., APIDA 2017 - 2019
    Code of Conduct Committee Rep., Class of 2019 2018 - 2019
    Office of Admissions Rep., Key Society 2016 - 2019
    Browning School Student Council Rep., Class of 2019 2013 - 2014,
    2015 - 2016
  • Clubs & Activities
    Club / Group Highest Position Years Patricipated
    Asian Pacific Islander
    Desi-American (APIDA) Affinity Group
    President (2yrs) 2016 - 2019
    Grytte Newspaper Editor-in-Chief (1yr) 2016 - 2019
    Lit Magazine Editor (1yr) 2016 - 2018
    Political Debate Club President (3yrs) 2016 - 2019
    Video Game Design Club President (2yrs) 2016 - 2018
    Technology & Coding Club Member 2014 - 2016