'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider visits Sacred Heart University

"Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider spoke to students and the public at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2022, 11:28 PM

Updated 798 days ago

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"Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider spoke to students and the public at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Wednesday.
She spoke about her life, including her time in college and being diagnosed with ADHD.
Schneider won 40 games and is the most successful woman to ever compete on the show. The software engineer is the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
Schneider says being on the show was a great boost for her confidence.
"It gave me comfort with my appearance, with my voice and how I look," Schneider said. "Like most trans people, I've had a lot of struggles with a lot dysphoria but you know, I was on national TV for a couple of months and everyone seemed to like it, so I guess I just have to admit I look OK."
Schneider is currently writing a book and tells News 12 she would like to host a podcast.


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