Leonice joined the team in February 2015, as a remote guru based out of the Kitchener-Waterloo area. In April 2015, we happily welcomed her to the TA team as a Guru Recruiter working out of our Waterloo office. Before joining Shopify, Leo was a legal administrative assistant at a large downtown firm in Toronto. She has described her legal career as being similar to the show Suits, "minus the scandal, intrigue, drama, love triangles, and Louis Litt".
A few fun facts about Leo are that she hates mushrooms, she is an outstanding packer (she is pinterest-level organized guys), and thanks to her quick fingers and even quicker brain, she's amazing at the board game Ghost. She has also been known to enjoy 90s music, and, like the rest of us, become trapped in a bottomless spiral of youtube videos.
Her advice for an interview with her is to be yourself, to take pride in your life story, and if you’re using Skype on a phone, use a stand because your arm is going to feel like a 100lbs after holding the phone up for an hour. Also, if you don’t have a stand and are going for the up-nostril route, maybe do a quick check in the mirror to make sure the are no bats in the cave, just saying.
preferred pronouns: she/her/hers