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Sebastien Fargeat and Vanessa Snowden


Sebastian Fargeat was born and raised in Lyon, France. He attended Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France for a graduate degree in International Security Policies. After moving to New York City, he worked as a manager in the tourism industry.

Vanessa Snowden was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Buffalo, New York. She attended Princeton University in New Jersey and received a B.A. in English. After college, she worked as an au pair and an English teaching assistant in Lyon, France. She later moved to New York City and worked as a middle and high school English teacher.