Q&A with Rodrigo Rabanal


Rodrigo Rabanal 2017-2018 Currently works at: Lemonade Insurance Company


What’s the most interesting thing you’ve recently read or seen?

 I went to this rooftop graffiti show/ gallery called Rooftop Legends. It was put together by a dean at New Design Highschool in the Lower East Side of Manhattan who used to write graffiti back in the day. He invites all these amazing artists and legends from the underground, and they fill the rooftop with beautiful artwork. It was quite the show.

How do you recharge yourself?

 Being the extrovert that I am, I truly love coming to work every day and being surrounded by amazing brilliant people in the office. However, after a long day of work and having interacted with dozens of customers, I do sometimes get “peopled” out, so I recharge by going bouldering and rock climbing.

Are there any unwritten rules where you work?  If so, what are they?

Most people work from 9 to 6 with an hour-long lunch, and although it’s a fast-paced work environment, it’s simultaneously very relaxed and understanding. No one will question you if you leave early, as long as you get your work done, you’re good to go!

What do you find to be the most fulfilling aspect of your current job?

A lot of people have a negative connotation when it comes to Insurance, which is understandable as it’s one of the least trusted industries. However, working at Lemonade has been extremely rewarding as it brings humanity in a way to the insurance world. Not only does unclaimed money go to a charity of the customer’s choosing, but claims (my field) usually get settled very quickly. It’s an amazing experience to be able to lend a hand and provide aid to someone who was unfortunate enough to have lost a lot. Also, the start-up environment is kick-ass and I’m absolutely loving it.

If you were given a one-minute ad slot during the Super Bowl that you couldn’t sell, what would you fill it with?

 A minute-long ad during the Super Bowl sounds like a lifetime! Probably something Paul Newman related that shows him giving back, living his best life, and having SERIOUS fun. Throw some puppies in there too, why not?

What is something you recently realized that you can’t believe you had not realized earlier/sooner?

For those who grew up watching “Drake and Josh,” I just found out that the first line of the chorus is “It’s gonna take some time to REALIGN” not “realize.” My whole childhood is a lie…