Jessamine Price is a writer, teacher and three-day Jeopardy champion currently working in South Korea. She has an M.Phil. in economic and social history from Oxford and an MFA in creative writing from American University (Washington, DC). Her talents have been recognized with several fellowships, including a Mellon Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Her award-winning nonfiction and poetry tackles mental illness, life abroad and the art of story-telling.

In a world of specialized knowledge, Jessamine’s lifelong goal has been to be a polymath. Her first job after college graduation was in Sana’a, Yemen, and she spent her twenties pursuing a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies. She spent her thirties teaching history and world religions at elite private secondary schools in the United States. Now in her forties, she teaches English composition and creative writing to elementary, secondary and adult students in South Korea.

She has worked as an editor and staff member for journals in several fields, including Folio: A Literary Magazine, the Arab Studies Journal and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If you want to have an intelligent conversation on any topic, she’s ready for you.

Jessamine Price was a three-time champion on Jeopardy, March 8-13, 2012.