Zoe Maurine Stephenson is a Seattle, Washington native. She left Seattle for college at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she pursued chemistry. She pivoted into mechanical engineering shortly after graduating from college, and she now does prototyping engineering and fabrication on a variety of projects, from windmill design to handheld electronics to autonomous robots.
She currently works on the 10,000 Year Clock designing complicated gearboxes. As hobbies, she leads a BattleBots robot fighting team and a Girl Scouts troop.