From the front lines to your front door! National Geographic Live gives you behind-the-scenes stories fresh from the front lines of exploration. This interactive speaker series includes a Q&A session and an opportunity to meet the explorer.
For more than a decade, Mireya Mayor has hosted wildlife shows, most recently the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor. Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor’s adventures have taken her—armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks and hiking boots—to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She’s been charged by gorillas, chased by elephants and bitten by poisonous insects and she keeps going back for more.