Mireya Mayor

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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.[1] She was a Fulbright Scholar[2] before earning a PhD in anthropology from Stony Brook University in New York.[3]

Mayor was one of the explorers on the show Expedition Africa. She currently is a wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel.[2] Her work has provided her with extensive field experience studying primates, tarantulas, and other wild animals.[1] 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 has been referred to as the "female Indiana Jones."[1][3][4] She is the author of Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer.[1]


External links[edit]

  • mayor, mireya. "About Me". mireyamayor.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.