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Michelle Menard is a writer/editor/whatever at the moment at Firaxis. Previously she has worked as an associate producer and for a brief stint as a UI programmer for a museum. When not attempting to finish her book on the Unity Engine, she procrastinates by breaking various body parts on her spinning wheel, or by making Pokémon catch-rate charts in Excel. She has not, yet, caught them all.
Michelle holds an MFA in Game Design and Development from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a double BA from Brown University in Applied Mathematics and Music. On the side, she has worked as an art contractor and masters-level course developer for SCAD, and will accept an event Regigigas or Darkai in payment for any future contracts.