Mireya Mayor (born 1973) is an American scientist, explorer, inspirational speaker, anthropologist and wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic. She is also a former cheerleader for the NFL's Miami Dolphins. She was a Fulbright Scholar before earning a PhD in anthropology from Stony Brook University in New York.
Mayor was one of the explorers on the show Expedition Africa. She currently is a wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Her work has provided her with extensive field experience studying primates, tarantulas, and other wild animals. Mayor dedicates her life to studying rare primates throughout the world. She is currently performing studies on the highly endangered lemur. Mireya discover a new species of lemur while on one of her expeditions in Madagascar. She works very closely with the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to protect endangered species.
- mayor, mireya. "About Me". mireyamayor.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
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