Sebastian Rodriguez

Senior Year Student at The Browning School

           

Work Experience
Chief Executive Officer @ The Tardigrade Group

Feb 2018 - Present [Age 17]

The Tardigrade Group is a teenage-run company providing web, marketing, and design services to charities and small businesses from New York to Colorado. We specialize in creating and hosting websites, with services ranging from a basic HTML website to a fully-fledged Wordpress website. I lead the programming team and help the design team while managing contact with clients and overseeing the company's day-to-day operations.

Intern @ Churchill Capital

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018 (1 mo) [Age 17]

Teaching Assistant @ The Browning School

Sept 2017 - Jan 2018 (5 mo) [Age 16-17]

I worked as a teaching assistant for an encore lower school robotics program. The third and fourth grade students in this program learned how to use Lego Mindstorms to complete the FIRST Lego League's hydrodynamics challenge. I assisted with teaching the students basic programming and building concepts.

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @ The Tardigrade Group

Feb 2017 - Feb 2018 (1 yr) [Age 16-17]

I co-founded The Tardigrade Group with Bear Matthews as an incubator for teenage startups. The company provided teens the financial, technical, marketing tools they needed to succeed when competing against companies run by adults. With a full team of teenage coders, designers, and marketing strategists, we supported a number of startups with the help of a board of professional advisors.

Chief Design Officer @ GoRound

Sep 2016 - Oct 2017 (1 yr 2 mo) [Age 15-16]

GoRound was a mobile application designed to give users restaurant recommendations based on a unique A.I. algorithm. The app was location based and did not reply on potentially sponsored or biased external ratings. Unfortunately, the GoFundMe did not generate enough money to fund a minimum-viable product, so the idea was scrapped after over a year of marketing campaigns, fundraising, and development. I managed a small team of employees focused on designing the application's interface and ensuring a good user experience. We did everything from designing the startup's website and creating app UI mockups to creating advertisements for display at the Denver International Airport.

Education
Student @ The Browning School

Sep 2006 - Present (Graduating Jun 2019) [Age 5-17]

The Browning School is a college prepatory school located in New York City. At Browning, I serve as co-editor-in-chief of the Grytte newspaper, leader of the Asian affinity group, and co-chair of the student diversity committee. I also work with the school's admissions department, giving tours and representing the school at events.

Born January 1st, 2001