Reunited and it "Cheers" so Good!
Mireya is a Fulbright scholar, published author and National Science Foundation Fellow. Recently, she earned her Ph.D. degree in anthropology from Stony Brook University. She has an ongoing study of a Microcebus, or mouse lemur, which she discovered on a 2000 field expedition in Madagascar. As a result of her studies, it inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation’s once vast forest. In addition, she is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated correspondent for the National Geographic Channel.
When not deep in the jungle or on assignment, Mireya is an inspirational speaker and talks to audiences about the importance of conservation for a vigorous and healthy planet. She has been profiled in People, Marie Claire, Latina, National Geographic Adventures, and Elle Magazine and also has made numerous appearances on the “Today” show, MSNBC, and CNN. Kudos to Dr. Mayor for her amazing accomplishments and commitment to conservation!
*Follow her on twitter @mireyamayor.