Maggie Bandur is an American television writer and producer. She was born on February 8, 1974 in Los Angeles California and went to El Camino Real High School . At the time Bandur competed in the United States Academic Decathlon for ECR's team which finished fourth. A few years later while attending Northwestern University she represented the college in the 1994 Jeopardy! College Championship . Eventually she became a comedy television writer noted for work for various series for Fox, ABC, CBS, and the CW. She branched out and took a job in England working for BBC3. When she returned to America she wrote for "My Boys " and short comedy plays until being hired on NBC's "Community". She was on the show from 2011 to 2013 serving as a producer and also writing a number of episodes. Bandur moved on this other projects including the "The Michael J. Fox Show ".