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Profiles and Perspectives Launches 2015 Season With Former NFL Cheerleader Turned Primatologist

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:11:14 CDT

Profiles and Perspectives Launches 2015 Season With Former NFL Cheerleader Turned Primatologist Mireya Mayor, Ph.D., has traveled to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth, armed with a little more than a backpack, notebooks and hiking boots. She has survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants – and keeps going back for more.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, Mayor, a primatologist, National Geographic wildlife TV correspondent and former NFL cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, will present “Pink Boots and a Machete” as part of the Noble Foundation’s 2015 Profiles and Perspectives Community Enrichment Series. Sponsored by the Noble Foundation, each Profiles and Perspectives event is free of charge and open to the public. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Ardmore Convention Center.

During her presentation, Mayor will share stories, images and film clips of her adventures and experiences, offering a 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. “Television has the power to help people know and connect with these animals and habitats that are disappearing,” Mayor said. “We may be facing the largest mass extinction of our time, so awareness is crucial.”

Mayor hosted the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor and a documentary special, Mystery Gorillas. In 2000, she co-discovered a new species of mouse lemur in Madagascar and convinced the African island nation’s leaders to declare the new species’ habitat a national park. Mayor has reported on wildlife and habitat issues to worldwide audiences for more than a decade.

“Mayor pushes the boundaries of adventure,” said Mary Kate Wilson, Noble Foundation director of philanthropy, engagement and project management, and chair of the Profiles and Perspectives Committee. “She inspires people to care about the planet, and she’ll inspire our audience with her passion, humor and fearlessness. Her presentation promises to be something special.”

The 2015 season will conclude on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, with southern Alberta, Canada, farmer, Chris Koch’s presentation “If I can…” Koch was born missing both arms and both legs, but that has not stopped him from achieving his goals.

For more information regarding the Profiles and Perspectives season, please contact Mary Kate Wilson at 580.224.6246 or visit www.noble.org/profiles.



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