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Mireya Mayor

Primatologist/ Conservationist, Host of Nat Geo Wild, Explorer/ Wildlife Expert, Author, Emmy Nominated Reporter, Speaker, Former NFL Cheerleader

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A scientist, explorer, wildlife correspondent, anthropologist and inspirational speaker, Dr. Mireya Mayor, a Ph.D. in anthropology, has reported on wildlife and habitat issues to worldwide audiences for more than a decade.

A former NFL cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, Mireya grew up in a big city and as the only daughter of Cuban immigrants, she couldnt join the Girl Scouts as a little girl because her family thought it was too dangerous. In spite of this, she went on to become the first female wildlife correspondent for the Ultimate Explorer series on National Geographic Television, and has spent more than ten years exploring some of the wildest and most remote places on earth, often armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks and hiking boots. Since then, Mireya has slept in remote jungles teeming with poisonous snakes, gone diving with great white sharks, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants, and thats just in the last few months.

Mireyas curiosity and love for animals started very early on as a child. Since she could crawl, Mireya had birds, fish, dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, turtles, and a little chicken named Maggie. But it was in 1996, while attending the University of Miami that she realized that her passion for animals could become a career. In order to fulfill a science credit, Mireya wanted to register for a womans biology course, but the class was full. After scrolling down the course list she chose an anthropology course, not entirely knowing what that meant. That choice would forever change her life.

Anthropology fascinated her, particularly her professors stories of chasing monkeys in the wild. After learning of wild animals on the brink of extinction whose most basic behavior and habits were unknown, Mireya, then only 22, applied for her first grant. Though a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and model, she received the grant and went on to spend that summer in the remote jungles of Guyana, one of the most unexplored regions of the world at that time. The following year she journeyed to the wilds of Madagascar into areas so remote, that she often found herself surrounded by local villagers who had never seen a foreigner before her arrival. Against all odds, and following in the footsteps of renowned scientists who had tried and failed, Mireya completed the first ever long-term and genetic studies of two of the most critically endangered primates in the world, Perriers sifaka and the Silky sifaka. Feeling as if she had found her calling, Mireya has spent anywhere from 3 to 10 months at a time in Madagascar since then.

In 1999, National Geographic was doing a story in Madagascar and asked Mireya to say a few words about the lemurs. Impressed by her passion for the subject, down to earth delivery of scientific knowledge and distinct background of NFL cheerleader-turned- scientist, National Geographic offered Mireya the opportunity of a lifetime and her dream job: a staff wildlife correspondent position, complete with her own office. She has since gone underwater with six-foot Humboldt squids, scoped out gorillas in Central Africa, swam with great white and six-gilled sharks, and worked with leopards in Namibia (just to name a few projects).

In 2005, Mireya received two Emmy Award nominations for her work on the television seriesUltimate Explorer. Mireya was later named an Emerging Explorer in 2007 by the National Geographic Society which selects rising talents, the next generation of visionaries who push the boundaries of adventure and global problem solving, inspiring people to care about the planet.

Mireya is a Fulbright scholar, National Science Foundation Fellow and published author with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University. She wrote the foreword and was a major contributor for National Geographics Complete Survival Manual, has written articles for National Geographics kids magazines Explorer and Extreme Explorer, and is working closely with National Geographics School Publishing on videos and textbooks for classrooms nationwide.

Mireya has made numerous appearances on the Today show, MSNBC, CNN, and Despierta America and has been profiled in People, Marie Claire, Latina, National Geographic Adventure, Vanidades and Elle magazines. Mireya divides her time between research in the rainforests of Madagascar, lecturing at schools and universities and traveling the world as a wildlife correspondent. Mireyas talks are inspiring for all ages but, is an especially powerful presenter for student audiences.

When not deep in the jungle or on assignment, Mireya lives in Miami with her supportive and loving husband Roland, and their two young daughters, Emma and Ava. They share their home with an ever-growing menagerie of wonderful creatures.

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Speaking Topics
  • My Wild Life

    Relive with Mayor her wild ride as this daughter of Cuban immigrants blossoms from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist to National Geographic TV correspondent and most recently, to Ph.D. This motivating and inspiring lecture is particularly well suited to students.

  • Science and Technology Today

    Join Mayor for this entertaining overview of how modern-day technology is helping to spur scientific advancements in the field—from GPS-assisted trekking to DNA analysis.

  • King Kong in My Pocket

    In this presentation Mayor retraces the expedition where she discovered the tiny new species that enabled huge leaps in local conservation and science.

  • The Importance of Everything

    Mayor explores the interconnectedness of wildlife, humankind, and our shared habitat and discusses the vital role we all can play in protecting our planet.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mireya Mayor?

    Booking fees for Mireya Mayor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mireya Mayor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mireya Mayor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mireya Mayor for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mireya Mayor for your next private or corporate function.
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Mireya Mayor

Primatologist/ Conservationist, Host of Nat Geo Wild, Explorer/ Wildlife Expert, Author, Emmy Nominated Reporter, Speaker, Former NFL Cheerleader

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Mireya Mayor Biography

A scientist, explorer, wildlife correspondent, anthropologist and inspirational speaker, Dr. Mireya Mayor, a Ph.D. in anthropology, has reported on wildlife and habitat issues to worldwide audiences for more than a decade.

A former NFL cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, Mireya grew up in a big city and as the only daughter of Cuban immigrants, she couldnt join the Girl Scouts as a little girl because her family thought it was too dangerous. In spite of this, she went on to become the first female wildlife correspondent for the Ultimate Explorer series on National Geographic Television, and has spent more than ten years exploring some of the wildest and most remote places on earth, often armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks and hiking boots. Since then, Mireya has slept in remote jungles teeming with poisonous snakes, gone diving with great white sharks, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants, and thats just in the last few months.

Mireyas curiosity and love for animals started very early on as a child. Since she could crawl, Mireya had birds, fish, dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, turtles, and a little chicken named Maggie. But it was in 1996, while attending the University of Miami that she realized that her passion for animals could become a career. In order to fulfill a science credit, Mireya wanted to register for a womans biology course, but the class was full. After scrolling down the course list she chose an anthropology course, not entirely knowing what that meant. That choice would forever change her life.

Anthropology fascinated her, particularly her professors stories of chasing monkeys in the wild. After learning of wild animals on the brink of extinction whose most basic behavior and habits were unknown, Mireya, then only 22, applied for her first grant. Though a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and model, she received the grant and went on to spend that summer in the remote jungles of Guyana, one of the most unexplored regions of the world at that time. The following year she journeyed to the wilds of Madagascar into areas so remote, that she often found herself surrounded by local villagers who had never seen a foreigner before her arrival. Against all odds, and following in the footsteps of renowned scientists who had tried and failed, Mireya completed the first ever long-term and genetic studies of two of the most critically endangered primates in the world, Perriers sifaka and the Silky sifaka. Feeling as if she had found her calling, Mireya has spent anywhere from 3 to 10 months at a time in Madagascar since then.

In 1999, National Geographic was doing a story in Madagascar and asked Mireya to say a few words about the lemurs. Impressed by her passion for the subject, down to earth delivery of scientific knowledge and distinct background of NFL cheerleader-turned- scientist, National Geographic offered Mireya the opportunity of a lifetime and her dream job: a staff wildlife correspondent position, complete with her own office. She has since gone underwater with six-foot Humboldt squids, scoped out gorillas in Central Africa, swam with great white and six-gilled sharks, and worked with leopards in Namibia (just to name a few projects).

In 2005, Mireya received two Emmy Award nominations for her work on the television seriesUltimate Explorer. Mireya was later named an Emerging Explorer in 2007 by the National Geographic Society which selects rising talents, the next generation of visionaries who push the boundaries of adventure and global problem solving, inspiring people to care about the planet.

Mireya is a Fulbright scholar, National Science Foundation Fellow and published author with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University. She wrote the foreword and was a major contributor for National Geographics Complete Survival Manual, has written articles for National Geographics kids magazines Explorer and Extreme Explorer, and is working closely with National Geographics School Publishing on videos and textbooks for classrooms nationwide.

Mireya has made numerous appearances on the Today show, MSNBC, CNN, and Despierta America and has been profiled in People, Marie Claire, Latina, National Geographic Adventure, Vanidades and Elle magazines. Mireya divides her time between research in the rainforests of Madagascar, lecturing at schools and universities and traveling the world as a wildlife correspondent. Mireyas talks are inspiring for all ages but, is an especially powerful presenter for student audiences.

When not deep in the jungle or on assignment, Mireya lives in Miami with her supportive and loving husband Roland, and their two young daughters, Emma and Ava. They share their home with an ever-growing menagerie of wonderful creatures.

Mireya Mayor Videos

  • Interview: Mireya Mayor

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Mireya Mayor Speaking Topics

  • My Wild Life

    Relive with Mayor her wild ride as this daughter of Cuban immigrants blossoms from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist to National Geographic TV correspondent and most recently, to Ph.D. This motivating and inspiring lecture is particularly well suited to students.

  • Science and Technology Today

    Join Mayor for this entertaining overview of how modern-day technology is helping to spur scientific advancements in the field—from GPS-assisted trekking to DNA analysis.

  • King Kong in My Pocket

    In this presentation Mayor retraces the expedition where she discovered the tiny new species that enabled huge leaps in local conservation and science.

  • The Importance of Everything

    Mayor explores the interconnectedness of wildlife, humankind, and our shared habitat and discusses the vital role we all can play in protecting our planet.

FAQs on booking Mireya Mayor

  • How to book Mireya Mayor?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mireya Mayor for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mireya Mayor, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mireya Mayor or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mireya Mayor?

    Booking fees for Mireya Mayor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mireya Mayor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mireya Mayor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mireya Mayor for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mireya Mayor for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mireya Mayor or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mireya Mayor or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mireya Mayor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mireya Mayor for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mireya Mayor generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jack Hanna, Bindi Irwin, Tensie Whelan, David Doubilet and Michael Nichols. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mireya Mayor for an upcoming event.

Mireya Mayor Speaker Videos

  • Interview: Mireya Mayor

Mireya Mayor Speaking Topics

  • My Wild Life

    Relive with Mayor her wild ride as this daughter of Cuban immigrants blossoms from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist to National Geographic TV correspondent and most recently, to Ph.D. This motivating and inspiring lecture is particularly well suited to students.

  • Science and Technology Today

    Join Mayor for this entertaining overview of how modern-day technology is helping to spur scientific advancements in the field—from GPS-assisted trekking to DNA analysis.

  • King Kong in My Pocket

    In this presentation Mayor retraces the expedition where she discovered the tiny new species that enabled huge leaps in local conservation and science.

  • The Importance of Everything

    Mayor explores the interconnectedness of wildlife, humankind, and our shared habitat and discusses the vital role we all can play in protecting our planet.

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