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Theresa Apolinario is a product development specialist at Nintendo of America. She has worked with Nintendo for over 10 years, first as an associate tester within NOA's Lotcheck and QA departments through contracts with Xversity. She became a full time tester in May 2007, and has volunteered at trade shows including E3, GDC and Gaming do Brazil. She also assisted with Portuguese translation of internal documents and in the hiring process. Apolinario became a specialist in 2016, and served as a project coordinator for Metroid: Samus Returns, alongside NOE's Paul Logue.