Behind the Scenes: Leksi Georgieva

When she’s not squirrel-watching and dreaming of her home in Bulgaria, Leksi can be found deep-diving into Stanza’s products.

How long have you been working at Stanza?

Forever in spirit. A little over 2 years in reality :)

If you didn’t know your age, how old would you think you are and why?

Definitely a teenager. Got my braces on, 90s music in my ears, and an ice cream cone in my hand.

What’s your favorite place in the world?

Bulgaria. It is home — great food, awesome family, beautiful beaches, pretty mountains, fun people.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

When I first moved to the US, I bought a scooter. It wasn’t until two years later that I was brave enough to ask a teammate why Americans have to Y-E-L-L at the pedestrians. Turns out Y-I-E-L-D is a completely different word. Good thing I don’t obey signs.

What has been your favorite day at Stanza and why?

Every April Fools’ Day at Stanza is a success. Doesn’t matter if we are fooling Smita [our CEO] or if Smita is fooling us. We do get vicious and usually start preparing the year before. Fake angry emails from one of the calendar platforms we work with, fake ridiculous calendars….

What is your spirit animal?

Is there anything better than a squirrel? Have you seen them face danger? Adorable.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done for a job?

When I was in France, I was asked a couple of times to go spy on the HR department for any gossip I could bring back to my department… I didn’t and still don’t speak French.

If you were trapped in a super awkward conversation, which of your coworkers would you want to rescue you and why?

Yash [one of our engineers]. No situation is too awkward for the man…He is always chillin.

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