In addition to teaching physics at SJS, Erol Turk has run a martial arts academy, gone skydiving, danced in the Nutcracker Suite and learned gymnastics. He has also performed as a production dancer for the Miss New York State pageant and earned a scuba diving license. Turk currently owns a motorcycle, which he rides to school.
“I’m not an adrenaline junkie, but I’m someone who likes to enjoy life,” Turk said. “It’s not the number of years you get to live. It’s how much life you fit into those years.”
Interviewed by Rebecca Chen
Filmed and edited by Emma Gobillot