Welcome to our Folklore Committee
This committee is dedicated to supporting the individuals and organizations engaged in the study and advancement of folklore and expressive cultural traditions throughout our community. We are committed to acquiring, preserving, and making available folklore material as defined by our guidelines. Presenting the diversity of our community through traditional music, dance, and the arts is one of our top priorities.
Escarle, who migrated from Maracaibo, Venezuela to achieve a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with a Specialization in Management from the University of Houston, has a wealth of worldly knowledge and experience from her active and diverse business career. Her travels took her to many corners of the globe, where she developed and expanded her professional career between Jakarta, Tripoli, and Stavanger. In Houston she founded her current company Alira Med-Spa & Salon, an established spa for more than 10 years. Along with her professional successes, Escarle also leads the Alira Fighting Cancer Foundation, whose main objective is to raise self-esteem, transcending any stereotype in order to contribute to a better quality of life for those who have been affected by cancer. This multifaceted and empowering woman continues her impactful work as a Board Member at the Institute of Hispanic Culture in Houston.