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Earth & Environment Graduate Seminar Series

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Friday, March 12, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Virtual Event

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mireya Mayor, FIU


Topic: In this seminar, Dr. Mayor will narrate her adventures that 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. Hailed as a “female Indiana Jones” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration, she has survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants—and keeps going back for more. She will share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures in this 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. 

Dr. Mireya Mayor, a Fulbright Scholar, NSF Fellow and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, is not your typical scientist. 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.  For more than a decade Mayor has been a wildlife correspondent, reporting on wildlife and habitat loss while advocating for solutions to the alarming trends. Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” in the media and is an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. Currently, Mayor is the Director of Exploration and Science Communications Initiative at Florida International University. She is also the lead scientist on a team of investigators in the Travel Channel series “Expedition Bigfoot”, premiering later this year. 

Dial-In Information

Venue: Virtual via Zoom.

Please use the link below: aG5GMXFVTXAzakFndkl6UT09 


Meeting ID: 955 3263 0681 
Passcode: 6i251f 


**Special Note: You may attend this seminar in person in Parking Garage 6, Room 116**

Event Type

Academics, Lectures & conferences


General Public


Free to public

College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Department of Earth and Environment


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