Melissa Holzhauer Biography
Melissa Holzhauer born Melissa Sassin , is an American game show contestant and the wife of professional sports gambler, James Holzhauer. In 2014, she was a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and won $28,800.
Melissa Holzhauer Age
Despite being married to a famous professional gambler, Melissa prefers to keep the personal details off the limelight. Thus details about her age and her family are not known to the public yet.
Melissa Holzhauer Husband | James Holzhauer
Melissa is married to professional sports gambler, James Holzhauer. The two have been together since 2012. Prior to getting married, they both competed in the World Quizzing Championships in 2012. James Holzhauer, who was using thename Jamie Holzhauer at the time, finished in 34th place, while Melissa Sassin placed 154th.
Melissa Holzhauer Children | Daughter
Melissa and Holzhauer, have one child together, a daughter who was born on October 9, 2014. However they have not disclosed any details about their daughter.
Melissa Holzhauer Educational Background
She went to the University of Washington from 2006 to 2009, when she graduated with a degree in classics and classical languages, literature and linguistics. Afterwards she obtained her master’s degree in classics and classical languages from Brown University in 2012.
Melissa Holzhauer Career
She worked for three months as a volunteer kindergarten teacher at Language Corps Asia in Thailand in 2011. Later she became an Americorps Youth Development Leader for the Seattle Parks and Recreation department in 2012. She also volunteered as a coordinator for Rebuilding Together Aurora. Currently she works as an ACT and academic tutor in the Vegas area.
On her Linkedin profile she wrote; “I have been teaching and tutoring for many years. My experiences range from training adult volunteers how to safely remove lead paint to teaching kindergarten in Thailand. I have also tutored graduate and undergraduate students in Greek and Latin as well as taught Greek Mythology. Most recently, I tutored high school students one-on-one for the ACT. I always strive to help my students find deeper connections between the materials they are learning and their lives,”. She continued, “I am passionate about translation because I believe that language, spoken or written, is a conduit for understanding and that words can bring people together, even though sometimes it takes a few tries to find the right ones! Therefore, I pride myself on being able to explain ideas in several different ways and I don’t give up until my students and I are on the same page.”
Melissa Holzhauer On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
In the year 2012, she has won $28,800 on the game show Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, an international television game show franchise of British origin, created by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill and Steven Knight .
James Holzhauer Jeopardy
Her husband, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, on 23rd April 2019, became the second player in the show’s long history to win over a million dollars in regular-game play. Holzhauer’s 14-day total reached a massive $1,061,554, after taking home $118,816 in Tuesday night’s game his second-highest single-game winnings so far, and the second-highest single-game winnings in Jeopardy! history . Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! GOAT was the first player to hit a million, which he reached in his 32nd game. Holzhauer broke his record by accomplishing it in just 14 games.
Melissa Holzhauer Las Vegas Nv
She lives in Las Vegas Nevada with her husband James and their 5 year old daughter. However details of their home address are not known.
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