• June 2022

    Jody Ryker

    Circus Performer or Mathematician? Why Not Both? By Jeanette Prather Math teacher by day and circus performer by night, Jody Ryker seamlessly closes the chasm between these seemingly different worlds. “I split my time between my two passions, math and circus arts,” said Ryker, who identifies as non-binary and prefers the pronoun “they”. “I teach math part-time at Foothill College, and I teach part-time for various circus and pole studios.”How did Ryker forge a path of teaching math and performing pole and circus arts? “I’ve always been interested in many things, and I like always trying something new,” they said. “I’ve always felt that I need something that engages me…