Sebastian Rodriguez

An 18-year-old

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  • Introduction As an entrepreneur with 3+ years of experience, Sebastian has featured articles in both Mashable and Innovator's Magazine. He currently owns and operates Icarus Labs, a web design and development company based in New York City. Sebastian is well-versed in company mergers and acquisitions, with experience as both an intern for a risk arbitrage firm and co-founder of a startup incubator. Sebastian hopes to pursue a career in finance and computer science.
  • Education The Browning School  (Class of 2019)
    High School Diploma - New York, NY
  • Experience
    Icarus Labs
    Chief Executive Officer   (Jul 2018 - Present)
    • Chief Executive overseeing company operations. Responsible for managing company finances and infrastructure. Also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing employees;
    • Lead programmer responsible for designing, developing, and deploying websites for clients. This includes administrating a server and managing hosting accounts and technical support.
    Churchill Capital
    Intern Equity Research Analyst   (Jul 2018)
    • Worked closely with the analyst team in developing overviews of mergers and acquisitions for clients. Observed and transcribed conference calls with company lawyers, representatives, and hired specialists;
    • Researched active and potential activists in emerging arbitrage situations. Compiled comparative spreadsheets for deal terminations and completed merger acquisitions.
    The Tardigrade Group
    Chairman of the Board   (Jul 2018 - Present)
    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer   (Mar 2017 - Jul 2018)
    • Voting member of Tardigrade's board of directors;
    • Owner of Tardigrade's domain and host server;
    • Responsible for company operations, including processing and assessing applications, administrating Tardigrade's server, recruiting and managing employees, and liaising with the professional advisory board;
    • Provided specialized assistance with UI/UX design and web development. Designed and developed websites for startups, and provided training for UI/UX design, basic web development, and company management;
    • Featured in Mashable and Innovators Magazine.
    The Browning School
    Teaching Assistant, Encore Robotics Program   (Sep 2017 - Jan 2018)
    • Assisted in formulating lesson plans aligned with the FIRST Lego League Hydro Dynamics challenge;
    • Taught students basic programming and engineering concepts;
    • Assisted students with robot design and functionality.
    Chief Design Officer   (Jan 2017 - Oct 2017)
    UI/UX Designer   (Sep 2016 - Jan 2017)
    • Designed the user interface of the website and iOS application;
    • Developed and managed the company's website;
    • Created advertisement images displayed in the Denver International Airport;
    • Assisted with the development of the company's logo.
  • Projects
    Icarus Dashboard
    An open source MacOS cPanel client for Icarus Labs customers.
    Currently serving as Executive Producer of The Browning School's 2019 TedxYouth conference. The theme of this year's conference is storytelling.
    The Browning Diversity Conference (#BDiverse)
    Lead facilitator and event organizer of #BDiverse 2019, The Browning School's diversity conference. The theme of the conference is empowering student voices.
    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.
  • Academic Activities
    Club / Organization Position Years Patricipated
    Student Equity & Diversity Committee Chair 2017 - Present
    The Asian Pacific Islander
    Desi-American Affinity Group
    President 2016 - Present
    Code of Conduct Committee Member 2018 - Present
    Office of Admissions (Key Society) Representative 2016 - Present
    The Lit Magazine Editor 2017 - Present
    The Grytte Newspaper Editor-in-Chief 2016 - 2019
    Student Council Representative 2013 - 2014,
    2015 - 2016
    The Political Debate Club President 2016 - Present
    The Video Game Design Club President 2016 - 2018
  • Skills & 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