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Ryder F.

President / Founder
Miami, FL, USA

Biography

Hello! My name is Ryder Fox (they/them). I am a suicide interventionist who leads a team of volunteers who are qualified crisis responders. Together, we started THRIVE Lifeline in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are the first crisis hotline for marginalized people in STEM, staffed by marginalized individuals in STEM.

I am deeply passionate about mental health support, helping marginalized individuals to THRIVE, and increasing access, representation, community, and resource connections, especially in STEM!

When I'm not volunteering, I am a PhD student, doing hurricane research in Miami, FL. My wife and I enjoy goofing of with our two dogs and hanging out with our four chickens--COVID turned us into city farmers!

It's so nice to meet you and I look forward to connecting in the future.