Elistra Istre

Dr. Elista Istre, a native and lifelong resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, is a historian dedicated to advancing the field of cultural heritage at home and abroad. A descendant of Cajuns, French Creoles, and Spanish Isleños, Istre has been sharing her region’s diverse heritage with academic and public audiences for over twenty years through engaging lectures, informative publications, and hands-on history programs.

Learn more about Dr. Istre here.