November 26, 2022

Amy Schneider Reveals Subsequent Transfer After Quitting Day Job

Contemporary off her record-breaking 40-game successful streak, current Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider has determined to pack in her day job to discover new alternatives as a public determine.

“A few of you will have heard, however I give up my day job yesterday!” tweeted Schneider, who labored as a software program engineering supervisor in Oakland, California. “It’s a bit nerve-wracking to pivot from software program engineer to… public determine, I suppose? However whatever the end result I’m so excited to spend the subsequent couple years no less than tackling this new problem!”

Schneider’s run on Jeopardy! noticed her break a number of information, together with being the primary transgender contestant to take part within the present’s Match of Champions and turning into the winningest lady within the present’s historical past. She additionally completed in second place for consecutive wins in common recreation play, surpassing fellow current champ Matt Amodio.

Regardless of her spectacular successful streak coming to an finish on January 26, Schneider nonetheless walked away with an unimaginable $1,382,800 in complete earnings. Now the trivia skilled is weighing up tips on how to spend her winnings, in addition to fielding provides from throughout the leisure trade.

“I’ve performed some extra press, and I’ve additionally been taking a ton of conferences with completely different those who need to work with me in varied methods,” she revealed on Twitter. “[I] began to plan what charitable work I need to do, labored on a proposal for a e-book, a homicide to plan, and Guilder to border for it. I’m swamped!”

The e-book seems to be a high precedence proper now, as Schneider defined throughout a recent interview with GLAAD. “One factor is I’m going to be engaged on attempting to write down a e-book,” she stated. “My agent, which nonetheless looks like such a bizarre factor to say, actually needs to get transferring on that actual fast whereas the publicity is on the market. That’s what I do know for positive.”

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