A Ph.D. candidate from Chicago, Illinois...

Dana Venator

"She was a beginning bagpipe player and Teen Tournament finalist; now, she's pursuing her Ph.D at the University of Chicago Divinity School..."

In a Q&A session following a conversation with Michael McKean at New York City's 92nd Street Y to promote the Jeopardy! All-Star Games on 2019-02-19, Alex Trebek offered Dana's original Teen Tournament contestant interview (in which she noted that she went into the woods to practice the bagpipes so as not to disturb her neighbors) as his favorite contestant interview story.

1998 Teen Reunion Tournament fourth place finisher: $7,500.
1987 Teen Tournament 2nd runner-up: $5,000.

Dana appeared in the following archived game:
#3266, aired 1998-11-16 Peter Morris vs. Dana Venator vs. Creswell Formey 1998 Teen Reunion Tournament preliminary game 1. From the Wang...
Dana previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Dana Venator in the following 4 archived games:
#580, aired 1987-02-27 Michael Galvin vs. Dana Venator vs. Mitch Epner 1987 Teen Tournament final game 2.
#579, aired 1987-02-26 Michael Galvin vs. Dana Venator vs. Mitch Epner 1987 Teen Tournament final game 1.
#577, aired 1987-02-24 David Simon vs. Dana Venator vs. Salil Kumar 1987 Teen Tournament semifinal game 2.
#574, aired 1987-02-19 Dana Venator vs. Brian Kalt vs. Lisa Patterson 1987 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 4.

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