Sebastian Linares


Sebastian Linares is a Business Leadership (International) major and Economics and Global Development Studies minor from Salem, Oregon. At Puget Sound, Sebastian participated in Model UN, Varsity Tennis, and Ultimate Frisby. Sebastian also interned with OMIC, an advanced AI medical research firm. Studying abroad in Denmark as part of the DIS Copenhagen program, Sebastian studied entrepreneurship and development economics. For his senior thesis, How Corrupt, Incompetent, and Insular Leadership, Hinders Global Development in Latin America, Specifically Chile, Peru, and Venezuela, Sebastian argues that bad leadership is not simply the result of corrupt, insular, or incompetent individuals gaining power, but also the history of development, and the path it has taken, which often leads to the creation of a system that enables these individuals to take control.