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 Science (B.S., Hons) in Computer Science
    Minors in Economics 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
    The New York Interschool Club & Event Directory
    A Ruby on Rails program displaying all of the clubs and events in the New York Interschool consortium.
    The Browning School Tech Expo Website 2019
    A website displaying student computer science projects for The Browning School's Tech Expo 2019.
    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