Originally from Chicago, IL, Sebastian is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Within the Sabeti Lab, he focuses on examining outbreak culture amidst COVID-19. He also is a member of Operation Outbreak, where he co-authors an infectious disease outbreak science open-source textbook.
Sebastian focuses his practices primarily on generating sustainable opportunities for refugees and migrants to prosper. Sebastian attended Loyola University Chicago, pursuing studies in biochemistry and music, where he focused on studying congenital human disorders. He is a former U.S. Embassy Professional Fellow with the United Nations Association and U.S. State Department. Before graduate school, Sebastian founded the International Orchestra of Refugees, whose mission is to connect talented refugee musicians with meaningful opportunities to preserve their cultural heritage, find economic prosperity, and boost social integration. In his free time, he frequently plays classical and jazz piano, enjoys composing music, loves dogs, and is an avid competitive sailboat racer.