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Pink Boots and a Machete with Mireya Mayor
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Pink Boots and a Machete

Tue January 21, 2025
@ 6:30 pm
Life as a mom of six and work as a world-renowned primatologist is no monkey business.
Mireya Mayor Outside Headshot
Mireya Mayor – Primatologist
HERO Mireya Mayor Hiking credit Brent Stirton

About the Event

Join world-renowned scientist and National Geographic explorer Mireya Mayor on a wild and inspiring romp through her unconventional path to success. From her early days as an NFL cheerleader to near-death experiences in the Congo and co-discovering the world’s smallest primate in Madagascar, Mireya shares her incredible journey with us. Mireya hosts a wide variety of TV series, including the Travel Channel’s hit series Expedition Bigfoot. Between field expeditions, on-screen work, and her real-life drama of juggling a family of eight, Mireya reminds us that we are capable of more than we can imagine.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mireya Mayor is a primatologist, explorer, National Science Foundation fellow, Fulbright scholar, and Emmy Award–nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Her explorations have led to several scientific discoveries, most notably her co-discovery in Madagascar of the world’s smallest primate. Mireya has hosted dozens of documentaries, including her Nat Geo WILD series, Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor; Expedition Africa on the History Channel; La Cuba De Hoy on Nat Geo Mundo, and the Travel Channel’s hit series Expedition Bigfoot. Her book, Pink Boots and a Machete, was published in 2011. Mireya is also director of exploration and science communications at Florida International University, where she is helping scientists effectively communicate complex topics. She’s been recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a Fulbright Global Changemaker, and one of Stony Brook University’s “40 under Forty.”

Venue and Location

Venue

Des Moines Performing Arts

Location

Des Moines Performing Arts
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA
Tue January 21, 2025
6:30 pm

Pink Boots and a Machete

Series

Explorer Speaker Series

Des Moines Performing Arts

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