“You can love cheerleading or art or whatever it is and you can still be a scientist.”
Mireya Mayor is a primatologist who is sometimes known as "the female Indiana Jones."
Mireya is a former NFL cheerleader. Her fantasy NFL team name is “The Lemurs.”
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About Mireya Mayor
Mireya Mayor is a Primatologist, Fulbright scholar and National Science Foundation Fellow who specializes in researching the lemurs of Madagascar. She also often appears on the National Geographic channel to share her love of the natural world. In the not too distant past, Mireya was a cheerleader for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.