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HZO Faces: Stephanie Larsen

One of the very best parts of working at HZO is the interesting diversity of talent we attract. It probably seems reasonable to most that we have exceptional engineers, but who would expect a classically trained ballerina.

She can pirouette, sissonne, and bourree, and her leaping and spinning talent also helped her glide from production technician to full-fledged paralegal. Today in HZO Faces we profile our Paralegal, Stephanie Larsen.

We like when we see women show interest in STEM careers, but at HZO we also believe in letting employees follow their passions. Early on, Stephanie’s interest piqued when working with our resident attorney, James Larson (hey, wait a minute, does your name have to be Larsen, either spelling, to work in the HZO Legal Group?) who spends countless hours ensuring he is protecting HZO intellectual property and filing for appropriate patents across the HZO ecosystem, materials, processes and equipment.

While working full-time at HZO, Stephanie did double drill and earned her paralegal certification. Now on any given day we can find Stephanie hanging out with James and our R&D and engineering crew ensuring that we have properly captured and filed applications for our ideas that protect electronics from damage caused by water, other liquids, dust and corrosion.

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Here’s what else we’ve been able to uncover about Stephanie:

What is something that really baffles you?

Magnets. How do they work?

What song do you sing in the shower?

Anything off the American Idiot album by Green Day

If you could meet one person (living or dead) who would it be?

How about fictional? Albus Dumbledore

What is the best advice you ever got?

Don’t take advice; make your own mistakes

Biggest pet peeve?

Incorrect use of the word literally. “ I was so angry, smoke was literally coming out of my ears.” WRONG! I have seen many angry people in my life, and none actually had smoke coming out of their ears.

Well, this has been fun, but it time for us to send Stephanie back to work. We have more patent applications to file and ideas to protect.

 

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