Cheerleader and adventurer may not be two words you see set jointly typically. But Dr. Mireya Mayor wants to modify that. She thinks, “You can do every little thing.” That includes hiking as a result of the jungle by working day and sporting a little black dress at night time. “I’m an adventurer at heart with an insatiable curiosity for the all-natural world…I’m also an unashamedly self-confessed girlie-female,” suggests the primatologist and conservationist. The Washington Heart for the Undertaking Arts is proud to host Mireya Mayor for one particular night only, September 16, as component of “National Geographic Live” touring occasions.
Mayor has a distinctive background. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she was brought up in the typical American suburbs. As an adult she became an NFL cheerleader and then proceeded to machete as a result of stereotypes as an explorer.
During her adventures she has accomplished it all, from ingesting cow’s blood in Tanzania and surviving poisonous insect bites, to currently being charged by an angry silverback gorilla (as very well as elephants!) and sharing a uncooked goat kidney with Maasi warriors in Africa. She has survived plane crashes and swam with excellent white sharks as well. She has even co-learned a new species: Though on expedition in Madagascar, she served find out the exceptional mouse lemur (Microcebus mittermieri), thought to be the world’s smallest primate. Her discovery impressed the key minister of Madagascar to create a national park to assist defend the new species, conserving the 10% that remains of the African island nation’s when huge forest.
And no discovery is much too daring or special for her…she presently stars in Vacation Channel’s hit collection “Expedition Bigfoot,” wherever a staff of four explorers lookup for the elusive Bigfoot. Nevertheless tales of sightings abound, there is no challenging proof of their existence, will Mayor and her crew discover it? She has also been the host on dozens of documentaries, such as her own Nationwide Geographic Wild! Series, “Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor” She also hosted Mark Burnett’s “Expedition Africa” for the Heritage Channel.
When she is not touring the globe in search of the subsequent significant discovery or starring in a Television collection, the Emmy award-profitable Tv host lectures at faculties and universities, and spends time with her relatives, like her husband, 6 small children, 11 chickens, a puppy, a rooster and several exotic animals.
It is no speculate she has been presented the nickname “the woman Indiana Jones.” And it’s a nickname she embraces as she encourages youth to not be limited by what modern society expects of you and will work to foster STEM interest in youth. As a Fulbright Scholar, Countrywide Science Basis Fellow and Director of Exploration and Science Communications at Florida Worldwide College (FIU), in collaboration with National Geographic, Mayor teaches young children about endangered species, the threats that have diminished their all-natural habitats and what they can do as the following generation of scientists and caretakers to reverse the challenges.
Somewhere in there she finds time to write as effectively! “Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to Countrywide Geographic Explorer,” is Mayor’s autobiography, printed by National Geographic Textbooks. For 1 night time only, September 16, her e book will come alive as Mayor thrills Thurston County citizens with her adventurous tales in individual at The Washington Heart for the Carrying out Arts. If you have ever required to sit in the front row of a single of Dr. Jones’s courses, now’s your chance! You are not likely to want to miss out on this outstanding, driving-the-scenes look into the everyday living of a Countrywide Geographic explorer, coupled with outstanding imagery from her a lot of travels. You will be on the edge of your seat the entire time, assured! At the finish, it will be your possibility to ask Dr. Mireya Mayor your questions, it genuinely is a scarce possibility. Probably you want to know what uncooked goat kidney tasted like or ask her about the softness of the mouse lemur’s fur. Or how about what leaves she ingested to quiet the charging gorilla? You will have to show up at to master the solutions!
Tickets for “Pink Boots and a Machete” are on sale now. The party will choose spot at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2021, at The Washington Center for the Executing Arts. This occasion is superior for all ages. Present-day COVID-19 restrictions are in put. All attendees will have to have evidence of vaccination or a destructive COVID check. Obtain your tickets on The Washington Middle for the Executing Arts site.