Meet the Team: Elizaveta

Meet tech team member Liza, b_monster boxing enthusiast and FunkyCorp’s most colorful dresser

Name: Elizaveta (Liza)
Position: Junior Developer
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Hobbies: stamp rally, roller slalom, Japanese mascot characters, B-monster
Favorite musician: Bon Jovi

Elizaveta never fails to brighten up our days at the FunkyCorp office. A vision in yellow polka dots or fun animal t-shirts, she can’t help but make you smile with her distinctive style.

Liza came to FunkyCorp as a 3D modeler, and was credited on films including Sekigahara and Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars. She was self-studying Python and was inspired by Katrina, our senior developer, to make the move into programming. “When I interviewed and saw Katrina, I thought it was so cool to see a woman in programming. Before, I had a pretty solid idea it was a man’s field.” Since then, Liza has made herself indispensable — no matter how busy she is, she always seems to have time to help.

Her endless energy can probably be put down to her love of B-monster. Liza is an unofficial (but highly successful) ambassador for the boxing fitness class, having recruited several FunkyCorp staff as members. She practices what she preaches and goes to class almost every day — sometimes even twice a day!

It’s fair to say Liza excels in whatever she puts her mind to. As well as speaking her native Russian, she speaks English, Japanese and studied Amharic, too. Never one to sit back and relax, she also took advanced chemistry in school in pursuit of a career in alchemy and dabbles in 3DCG modeling, 2D animation and motion graphics in her free time.

On the FunkyCorp Slack channels, Liza is always ready with the perfect animal gif, so it’s no surprise to discover she’s a pet enthusiast. She has two cats — one (Snoopy) rescued from the streets and the other (Sausage) rescued from a shelter — and she strongly believes in the Adopt Don’t Shop ethos: “You save a life and you can be sure that at least one thing in your life you did right.”

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