Dr. Christopher Zambakari is a South Sudanese American who immigrated to the US in 2001 as a refugee from Sudan. In 2015 he founded the Zambakari advisory, an organization that provides consulting services in the US, Africa, + the Middle East. He has a degree in psychology, an MBA in international Finances, a Masters degree in international studies and conflict resolution, + a doctorate in law + policy. Chris grew up dancing, and discovered Latin dances over a decade ago. He has performed in NYC, Singapore & Australia & currently teaches beginner classes in Phoenix.
Estève Giraud is a PhD student at the ASU School of Sustainability where she studies urban agriculture and its relation with ethics of care. She is passionate about plants and food production, and wrote a book on organic farming (published in French in 2014). In her free time, she loves salsa dancing, walking in nature, gardening, doing yoga and cooking.