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.
"When I got into Princeton, suddenly everyone who thought it was cool that I was from Venezuela attributed the fact that I got in there to the fact that I was Hispanic. And so that became really difficult for me, because I thought I had earned it, and suddenly, all these kind of weird feelings start coming up around my heritage, because I only got where I was getting to because of this, according to my peers.
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Date: April 11, 2012
Citation: Oral history interview with Sebastian Fargeat and Vanessa Snowden, 2012, 2011.019.026; Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection, 2011.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.
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