Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda
Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda graduated in 2003 with a degree in English Literature from Macalester College, and joined the game industry a little more than a year later. Since then, she's worked as a writer and game designer on multiple RPG and Action/RPG titles - including Neverwinter Nights 2 and its expansions – and joined ArenaNet in 2009 as a content designer on Guild Wars 2's Personal Story Team. Annie lives in Seattle with her fellow game designer husband, Brian, and their gorgeous-but-grouchy cat Uma (who might or might not have been the inspiration for at least one charr). When not helping make Guild Wars 2, she makes other videogames, writing, bad drawings, and sarcastic comments.
— ArenaNet blog