In the semi-final round that aired Tuesday Kristen defeated students from Bowdoin College and Tufts University to advance to the Championship. The winner will receive $100,000.
In an interview with the student newspaper, Technique, Kristin says being a student at Georgia Tech helped prepare her for a tough academic challenge like Jeopardy!, “I do think that my Tech background helped me in the competition, because every day, I’m exposed to some new knowledge. At Tech, you’re constantly around people who know more than you (or at least different things than you), so you never stop learning, which is one of my favorite things about this school. My strengths are sciences, literature and pop culture. Really, I’m alright with anything but history/social studies, which I’m awful at.”
The Championship Round featuring Kristin will air Friday, May 17. To read the full Technique interview with Kristin click HERE