Ryder Fox is pursuing a B.S. in Atmospheric Physics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. They are part of a sustainability research group, studying the effect of wavelength dependency on solar power. As an undergraduate research assistant, Ryder studies cloud formation in the tropics, focused on why systems turn into tropical storms. Ryder also owns a personal training business, helping people overcome limitations, regain health and maintain independence. They previously worked as a news photojournalist, covering the devastation of hurricanes and tornadoes.
Ryder is the president of the NMT chapter of oSTEM where they organized Transgender 101 training for staff, faculty and students on campus. They are currently working to secure an equal access bathroom policy that will provide safe bathroom options on campus. Ryder enjoys tutoring at the local Boys and Girls Ranch, climbing in the desert southwest, and is passionate about helping people find their personal voice.