By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — There are few middle school yearbook predictions that come so precisely true as the one for Julia Collins
Collins, who grew up in north suburban Kenilworth, has now won 16 straight times on “Jeopardy,” totalling $337,700 in prize money. (Update: Collins won again on Tuesday, for win No. 17.)
Earlier in the run, she became the “winningest woman” on the show–although it seems strange to paint her with this Peggy Olson-first woman trope.
Is there a gender bias at play?
There are some who are wondering whether Collins’ achievements are going less-noticed than some of the other “Jeopardy” Hall of Famers.
However, she has been noticed while she was out shopping.
She may not need to shop at the outlets now.
Collins currently ranks No. 3 all time on the “Jeopardy” money list–behind Ken Jennings ($2,520,700) and Dave Madden ($430,400).
Collins has become active on social media, especially Twitter and You Tube, including this gem that shows she is clearly quick on the draw.
On her Twitter bio, Collins describes herself as an “aspiring polymath, smarty pants, voracious reader of anything in print.”
In real life, Collins is a consultant specializing in supply chain optimization, which means she tells companies how to get from point A to point B and save lots of money.
She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in art history and history. She also has a master’s degree in logistics and supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
That in itself makes her a smarty pants.