top of page

Mireya Mayor

Audacious Explorer.
Planet Advocate.

Travel Channel | Expedition Bigfoot | 2019 - present


History Channel | Expedition Africa miniseries | 2009 

Emmy Award nominated for Outstanding      Science, Technology & Nature Programming

Lead talent, wildlife expert

National Geographic | Ultimate Explorer | 1999 - 

TEDx Speaker

Stony Brook 40 Under Forty

National Geographic Explorer

2x Emmy Award Nominee

Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Global Changemaker Award winner

Explorers Club Fellow

National Science Foundation Fellow

Best Selling Author 



Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer | 2011


Florida International University | Director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative, Faculty Administrator,

Office of the Dean

National Geographic | Student Matinees | Instructor

Upcoming Engagements

1.22.22          Lakeland, FL                   Great Florida Bigfoot Conference 

1.29.22          Boca Raton, FL              TEDx

2.7.22            Oxford, MS.                    Honors College Convocation Keynote

3.2.22            Las Vegas, NV                Nat Geo Live Speaker Series

3.22.22          Buffalo, NY                     Nat Geo Live Speaker Series

"Mireya Mayor explores some of the most remote places on Earth, searching for species that we know little about. Sometimes she even finds creatures unknown to science! 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—and she keeps going back for more.

Mireya gives behind-the-scenes look at life in the field and the moments of discovery that make

the hardships worthwhile." --National Geographic

bottom of page