Who Is Hester Blum On Jeopardy?

Hester Blum, a Bellefonte resident, is one of 15 professors contending for a $100,000 grand prize in the Jeopardy event. The event began on Monday and will end on Friday, December 17.

Blum is a longstanding admirer of the show and decided to apply after hearing about it from an old elementary school classmate. She used to Jeopardy Teen's Tournament as a high school student.

Hester took an initial 50-question, 15-minute online test for her first audition. She then took another test through Zoom as a Jeopardy producer kept an eye on her.

She was invited to a virtual audition alongside other applications after making it through that phase, during which the potential players were divided into groups of three. They competed in an abridged mock version of the game.

Penn State Professor Hester Blum Wikipedia 

The official website of Penn State Professor, Hester Blum, explores her Wikipedia bio. Her website includes her knowledge about research, humanities, and literature.

She teaches about nineteenth-century American literature and environmental humanities at Penn State University.

Her research interests include Oceanic and polar studies, book history and material text studies, Herman Melville, and nineteenth-century writing.

She's working on two new book projects right now: Ice Ages, a meditation on "female Robinson Crusoes," and Castaways, a reflection on the temporalities of ice in a period of anthropogenic climate change.

Hester Blum Net Worth Revealed

The net worth of Hester Blum is estimated to be around $150,000.

Hester Blum founded C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and she recently served as its President (2016-2018). She was the Melville Society's President in 2015.

She was the Associate Director of the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities from January 2012 until June 2013. Hester was also the Director of the Center for American Literary Studies (2007-2010).

She was named the interim Co-Director of the Penn State Polar Center in 2015.

Hester Blum Husband and Family Details

Hester Blum has not spilled any beans about her husband and family as of today.

She is an extremely private individual who wants to keep her personal details hidden.

However, she often posts on her Instagram about her lifestyle. Hester loves traveling and clicking photographs of nature.

She is one of the favorites to win the Jeopardy tournament. Her family must be ecstatic with her achievements.