Brianne Barker (Jeopardy!) Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Parents

Brianne Barker is an American researcher, virus expert and a new contestant on the set of Jeopardy. She took part in the television show on July 27, 2022. Brianne admitted on stage that she has been following the show for many years.

Brianne Barker (Jeopardy!) Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Parents

She had to try to pass the test many times to appear on the show. After going through different processes each year, she finally got the chance to appear for the show when she was first called for the purpose.

Early life

Brianne Barker, who ranges in age from 28 to 35, received her elementary education at Camden High School. She went to Duke University, where she earned a BS in Biology from 1998-2002. From 2002 to 2009 she received another university degree. She went to Harvard University, where she worked for a Ph.D. in Immunology.

Brianne Barker career

Brianne began her professional life doing research at Duke University while she was an undergraduate. From 1998 to 2002 she was an undergraduate student. She then began her teaching fellowship at Harvard University. There at the university she served as a tutor for one year, as a teaching assistant for two years, and as a Ph.D. Immunology candidate as she does her dissertation research in the lab of Dr. Norman Letvin submitted. During this time, she was also given the responsibility of supervising an undergraduate student for guidance on their thesis. She also served as a postdoctoral fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and later as a contract editor for American Journal Experts.

After serving another year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and holding the position of Assistant Professor during her time with the Assistant Professors, she was officially hired as an Assistant Professor (August 2013 to August 2019) at Drew University. During her teaching career, she gradually found success, taking on the responsibilities of Associate Professor, Director of the Drew Summer Science Institute (since February 2020) and finally Director of Undergraduate Research (since July 2021).

Since 2013 dr. Brianne Barker is an Associate Professor of Biology at Drew University. She teaches courses in immunology, scientific writing, virology and other emerging infectious diseases. Brianne also conducts her laboratory research in understanding the innate immune response to viral infections. She has worked as a co-host on two podcasts describing science and education and the names are This Week in Virology and Immune.

Brianne Barker Jeopardy journey

Dr Brianne Barker faced Ed Coulson and Colleenbirney. On the day of July 27th, Ed Coulson entered the show as a two-day winner with a total winnings of $40,200. First, Barker had the comfortable lead after completing the first lap of Jeopardy. She pocketed $8,700 while Ed Coulson made a total of $3,600 for the day and third contestant Colleenbirney sat in third place with a win of $2,000.

Coulson hit back and won a total of $17,600 by taking the lead in the Double Jeopardy round. During that time, Barker won $14,700, while Birney bagged $8,200. All three of the day’s contestants gave the wrong answer for the final jeopardy. In the end, Coulson’s big bet backfired and he took second place, while Barker took the top spot and became the new Jeopardy Champion.

Brianne Barker Biography

Real nameBrianne Barker
Date of birth1990s
Age (as of 2022)30s
residenceMadison, NJ, USA
professionbiology professor
UniversityHarvard University

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5′ 1” – in centimeters – 155 cm
weightNot known
hair colourBrown
eye colorBrown

Brianne Barker Family


relationship status

Marital statussingle
Who is Brianne Barker’s boyfriend?

How did Dr Brianne Barker reached at the stage of Jeopardy?

Brianne announced that since 2012 she has been taking her qualifying tests to perform on the Jeopardy stage. First she received an invitation to audition in 2018, but she heard no response. She kept trying and passed the qualifying tests one by one or year by year. She received the hint from the stage in August 2021. After two Zoom auditions and a long wait for another year, she received a text message from the Jeopardy producer in April 2022 saying they officially booked her. She had to keep the secret of being chosen for Jeopardy until she could appear on stage.

Personal life

Brianne Barker has not given any information about her past love affairs. It is known that she is unmarried at the moment. Also, she seems very focused on the career she has been pursuing since starting her college education.

Brianne Barker Net Worth

Brianne Barker certainly makes good money from her only job in the field of teaching. She has been an adjunct professor at Drew University since 2013, helping several undergraduate students receive daily teaching and learning classes. Right now, Barker’s estimated net worth should be around $2 million. Also, Barker finished the Jeopardy game on July 27, 2022 with the day’s maximum win amount, i.e. $11,700.

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