Virginia’s Fauquier Times newspaper profiles Mayer, who recently appeared on three episodes of the game show and emerged as champion on two of them, accumulating winnings of more than $53,200.
Mayer graduated from Wakefield School in her hometown of The Plains, Va., before majoring in biology and history at Amherst, where she was also a member of the Quiz Bowl team and equestrian club. She is now working toward a graduate degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The Times article describes Mayer’s Jeopardy! experience, from the online test and Zoom interview, to her decision not to study very much for the competition, to her mindset while in the studio and the categories she chose during her episodes. In addition to quoting Mayer herself, the article includes comments from her father and from Wakefield’s director of development and community relations.