Bay Area Quiz Queen To Guest Author Quizzes

via Karen Chu

Meet trivia guru, Karen Chu!

As leaders in online trivia quizzes, we are excited to announce that Oakland local and trivia genius, Karen Chu, will be guest authoring some fun and challenging trivia quizzes for our users. Karen Chu was a pub quiz regular before COVID-19 and most recently won a record-breaking $400K with her teammates on ABC’s The Chase. She’s also the host of the Good Job, Brain! podcast and authored an accompanying quiz book as well as one based on sharks, Jawsome Shark Quizzes. Her trivia prowess gives her the perfect knowledge base to write some amazing quizzes for us, keep reading to learn more about Karen!

About Karen Chu

Karen Chu, 39, is an Asian-American and new first-time mom with a zeal for experiencing all that life has to offer through her multitude of interests and talents spanning design, technology, video games, sharks, marathons, and trivia games. While she enjoys running marathons around the world in handmade costumes, with Antarctica being the only continent left to conquer, she’s most passionate about uncovering facts on just about every topic in existence. Karen has taken her hobby beyond fandom authoring the quiz book Jawsome Shark Quizzes to most recently, appearing as a contestant on the ABC network trivia battle show, The Chase.

After almost a decade of weekly “pub trivia” sessions with her circle of fellow trivia nerds, Karen decided to unite fact freaks from all around the world and launched the Good Job, Brain! trivia podcast. The award-winning show garnered critical acclaim with 17.5 million lifetime downloads. Set to relaunch this Spring, the popular podcast still brings in 25,000 downloads monthly, three years after going on hiatus.

A 20-year videogame professional, Karen is a notable creative designer who has held roles at several media companies including serving as one of the early employees at Twitch Interactive, which was acquired by Amazon in 2014. She spent over seven years as a design lead, helping to build and establish Twitch as the premier live streaming platform for gamers and other lifestyle casters before leaving in late 2020 to focus on being a full-time mom.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Karen’s education included Industrial Design at Carnegie Mellon University before receiving her BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently resides in Oakland, California with her husband, young daughter, and dog, Puddy.

As a tried and true trivia genius, you can be sure that Karen's quizzes will be challenging, exciting, and thought-provoking. Keep an eye out on our recent quizzes page to take Karen's quizzes once they are published! And if you can't get enough of trivia, make sure to check out the Good Job, Brain! podcast - new episodes airing this Spring!

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