“Pink Boots and a Machete”
A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. She became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor’s adventures have taken her to some of the most remote places on Earth, armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks and hiking boots. She’s survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants, but keeps going back for more. Part of the National Geographic Live Speaker Series.