MIT-Haiti Initiative

Build Back Better – Helping to Rebuild Haiti’s Higher Education System

MIT responded to the unique opportunity to help (re)build Haiti universities for the future after the nationwide destruction caused by the earthquake of January 12, 2010.

The MIT-Haiti Initiative hosted an international symposium in October 2010 and conducted professional development workshops in active learning (2012-2018) for educators in STEM disciplines in Haiti. One critical aspect of the project was the creation of a language of science in Kreyòl, the common spoken language in Haiti.

For MIT-Haiti, I co-organized the 2010 MIT-Haiti Symposium and the first two project workshops in Haiti in 2012 and 2013. I also designed and developed the original MIT-Haiti website. I transitioned project management to another team member in 2013.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office of Educational Innovation and Technology

Key Collaborators: Lourdes Aléman (MIT, OEIT), Alison Brauneis (MIT, Biology), Cec D’Olivera (MIT, OpenCourseWare), Michel DeGraff* (MIT, Linguistics), Kirky DeLong (MIT, OEIT), Judy Leonard* (MIT, OEIT), Vijay Kumar* (MIT, OEIT), Haynes Miller (MIT, Mathematics), Peter Dourmashkin (MIT, Physics), Glenda Stump (MIT, Teaching and Learning Laboratory), Kim Thanos* (Thanos Partners)

Funding Sources: MIT (Wade Fund), Soros Foundation, National Science Foundation