Published February 13, 2024 . 1 mins read

Meet the Staff: Xenia Leshchenko

What time did you wake up this morning?
Time is a social construct and human-made illusion.

Do you have any regrets?

If your life was a song what would the title be?
Fatboy Slim ‘Right Here, Right Now’

What is your favorite movie?
Mr. Nobody by Jaco van Dormael. Even though I’m sure I don’t understand the true meaning of even a third of it.

What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate?
New Year’s! Where I’m from, it’s just like Christmas, but with Father Frost and staying up until the sunrise.

What are you reading right now?
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A friend of mine actually gave me that book as a gift when we were in college, and I can’t remember what kept me from reading it all these years. That book is at my parents’ house, but I stumbled upon the ebook on my Kindle, so I decided to finally close that gestalt.

When did you join ProNovos?
August 2019.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love the problem-solving aspect of my job. Usually, when I get requirements for a new build, the first few days I just spend staring at my screen, convinced I will never be able to figure it out. But it always works out in the end at the most random moment, and that feeling of all the puzzle pieces coming together is what I enjoy the most.

What do you do to unwind from work?
I’m lucky to live in my city’s Cultural District, with tons of art galleries, theaters, and events happening weekly. My boyfriend also got me into disc golf, but I quickly realized that I’m just not good at it and accepted my fate to walk by his side as he’s throwing frisbees. I’m cool with that!

What is something that you learned recently that impressed you or blew your mind?
Nicholas Cage’s real last name is Coppola. Oh, the things you learn drinking cheap wine of the same name.