Emma Boettcher Biography
Emma Boettcher is a Jeopardy contestant winner who gained popularity when she became the first contestant to beat ‘Jeopardy’ champion James Holzhauser after his month-long winning streak on the television game show.
Emma Boettcher Age
Boettcher was born in 1992 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. She is very private about her personal life hence it is not known which month or date she was born or when she celebrates her birthday. She is 30 years old as of 1992.
Emma Boettcher Height
Boettcher stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Emma Boettcher Family
Emma grew up in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. She also has ties to Iowa, where her parents, Kevin Boettcher and Kristine Krenzke Boettcher, are from. Some family members still live in Storm Lake, Iowa. She also has a sister.
Emma Boettcher Husband
Boettcher is very private about her dating life hence there is no any information or news about whether she is married.
Emma Boettcher Net Worth
Emma’s net worth is estimated to be around $500000 to $2 million.
Emma Boettcher Salary
Boettcher earns an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000.
Emma Boettcher Education
She attended Princeton University from 2010 to 2014, graduating with a degree in English Langauge and Literature/Letters. She then studied at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from 2014 to 2016 earning her master’s degree in information science.
While at UNC, Boettcher wrote her master’s thesis on the “Jeopardy” archive, known as the “J! Archive,” a fan-created database of past clues on the game show. She titled her thesis, “What is Difficulty?: Estimating the Difficulty of Fact-Finding Questions Using the ‘Jeopardy’ Archive.” The archive is often used by competitors to prepare for being on the show.
Emma Boettcher Jeopardy
She beat 35-year-old James by betting a wager of $23,400 and ultimately giving the correct answer, “Who is Kit Marlow”, she was a massive fan of the show and gained an extensive amount of knowledge by studying various topics.
Holzhauer had entered Monday night’s Final Jeopardy! round trailing opponent Emma Boettcher, $23,400 to her $26,600. He needed her to get the answer wrong in order to win, but both correctly answered the final question about 16th-century English playwright Christopher “Kit” Marlowe.
Holzhauer wagered $1,399. Boettcher’s bet of $20,201 was enough to win regardless of what Holzhauer bet.
In an interview with the New York Times, Boettcher says she filmed her winning episode in March, before episodes including Holzhauer’s streak even aired. She didn’t even find out about Holzhauer’s historic streak until the day of her recording.
“It was weird to be a daily watcher of ‘Jeopardy!’ and somehow there’s this phenomenon that I’d never heard of,” Boettcher told The Times.
She told the New York Times that she watched the show religiously for many years and would play along by using a pen as the makeshift buzzer while documenting her scores in a notebook.
Emma Boettcher Career
Since 2016, Emma has been the user experience resident librarian at the University of Chicago, and previously earned a master of science in information science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Boettcher describes her job as, “coordinate usability testing and research for the University of Chicago Library. Employ methods such as card sorting, focus groups, surveys, interviews, and think-aloud usability testing to evaluate library web interfaces. Conduct interviews with staff to document staff workflows. Run reports using Google Analytics to identify potential research areas and site usage.”
She previously worked from 2014 to 2015 as a circulation assistant at the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and was an intern at the Duke University library.