PhD Student to Appear on Jeopardy!

Ashley O'Mara with Alex Trebek

Ashley O'Mara with Alex Trebek

March 5, 2018

Our PhD student Ashley O'Mara will be appearing on Jeopardy! on this Monday, March 12. Check your local time and station information. She was recently interviewed for SU News about the experience, and gave a shout-out to our department:

"For me, the real advantage came from being a teacher. All the teaching experience I get in the English program more than prepared me to get on the show. Between engaging an audience at least twice a week and working a brand-new classroom at the start of every semester, I’ve practiced a high-energy personality that plays well on TV and I no longer have stage fright. The 'Jeopardy!' team specifically searches for candidates that make for entertaining television, and teaching definitely gave me a leg up there. Plus, I had all the well-wishes of my wonderful students cheering me on."

There will also be a public watch party for those in Syracuse at Sitrus at the Sheraton on Monday, March 12, 6:30-8:30pm. Congratulations to Ashley!