Before she became Jeopardy!’s most-winning woman and the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, the Oakland-based former engineering manager, 42, spent more than a decade auditioning to be a contestant. Her history-making 40-game streak ended on Jan. 26, with nearly $1.4 million in prize money, the fourth-highest in competition history. For Schneider, who recently got engaged Genevieve Lewis on Feb. 24, the experience was every bit as valuable.
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