Sebastian believes in social policy as a conduit for poverty alleviation and socioeconomic mobility. With those goals in mind, he is interested in the fields of education, development, and governance. He is also passionate about understanding how people think, act, and the socio-cognitive processes by which they rationalize their behaviours. This informs his views on policies that aim to empower individuals.
Sebastian received his BA in sociology and political science from the University of Toronto. He is a founder and former editor of Kawsaxkuna (The University of Toronto Journal of Latin American Studies), has directed scrutineering workshops for the 2016 Peruvian election, and coached the Peruvian national secondary schools debate team. Sebastian has experience in quantitative research, policy analysis, and program evaluation and is fluent in English and Spanish.