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Kathy Huguenard is a member of the NOA Product Testing Department at Nintendo of America. Huguenard has been testing games for Nintendo since 1999, with her first game being Star Wars: Episode I - Racer for the Game Boy Color. From then on she has tested several Mario and Pokémon games, in addition to other titles. With regard to the Metroid series, Huguenard was a tester for Metroid Prime, Metroid Fusion and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.