History-Making Jeopardy! Champion
Amy Schneider is an American software engineer and recent Jeopardy! Champion. Following an impressive 40-game winning streak, she became the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy! Amy is also the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, which she also won. She is second all-time in the show’s history, trailing only Ken Jennings, and the 9th highest-earning contestant of all time across all American game shows. The Ohio native has earned a spot in the show’s Hall of Fame.
Having been raised in a Catholic family, Amy suppressed her gender identity well into adulthood. She has since stressed the importance of trans representation and shifting the focus from their suffering to their accomplishments. Since her transition in 2017, she has made a point to say yes to new experiences, from trying stand-up comedy to piercing her nose.
It was fantastic! We had a great turnout and Amy was absolutely delightful. Amy gave a LOT of very "quote worthy" comments, and people were filling up the chat with pull quotes from her. We really enjoyed having her.