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National Geographic Explorer and Scientist to Speak About Her "Wild Life"


September 23rd, 2009

Join Hartnell College in welcoming Dr. Mireya Mayor to campus for an engaging talk called "My Wild Life" on Friday, October 2, at 3:30 p.m. in room 125 of the Performing Arts Facility. Hear her recall her wild ride as a daughter of Cuban immigrants who blossoms from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist who earns a Ph.D. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and becomes an Ultimate Explorer Correspondent for National Geographic TV.

This exciting presentation will be accessible to all interest levels. The 3:30 talk will be preceded by an opportunity to speak to Dr. Mayor over refreshments at 3 p.m.

Mireya Mayor’s life story is sure to inspire and inform. Already a world-renowned primatologist and conservationist, she has explored some of the most remote places on earth. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work as a field correspondent for the National Geographic Channel reporting on wildlife and habitat issues. In 2007, she was named an "Emerging Explorer" by the National Geographic Society for pushing the boundaries of adventure and inspiring people to care about the planet. Seen most recently on the History Channel's Expedition Africa series, Mayor will share her exciting adventures, including encounters with sharks, squids, gorillas, leopards, and lemurs.

This presentation is part of Hartnell's ongoing STEM Colloquium series. Hartnell College is located at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is abundantly available in the parking structure at Central and Homestead avenues for $1 a day.

For more information on the event please contact Chanté Davis at cdavis@hartnell.edu or 831-770-6197.