Born in Paris, Sephora Leon graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Economics, and History, with a Minor in Corporate Strategy. For her M.A. Thesis at Columbia, Sephora is focusing on the émigré novel and its influence as an educational tool among communities of exiled aristocrats during the French Revolution. In addition to her research, Sephora enjoys playing tennis, discovering café study spots, and exploring the Parisian food scene. Upon completion of the HiLi program, Sephora intends to pursue a joint JD/PHD degree, in the hopes of working in legal academia.