about

Mirta Desir is the CEO and Founder of Smart Coos, a web-based platform where children receive live bilingual instruction and language assessment to support language learning, both at home and school. Mirta was also the Founder and CEO of Link Haiti, a nonprofit that provided short-term solutions for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Prior to Link Haiti, Mirta started her career in education and was the Founder and CEO of 1on1 Tutoring, an educational service dedicated to serving low-income youths in New York City.

Mirta holds a BA & BS  in Philosophy and in Communication from Syracuse University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Loyola University. She is fluent in Haitian Creole, American Sign Language and is proficient in French. She has received awards for humanitarian work with children and education, including from the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.

 

noise mirta’s proud to be part of

Petition to Close the Word Gap Today: New scientific research confirms that what happens to a baby’s brain in her first few years shapes her academic performance in school, the success she achieves, the adult she becomes, and the contributions she makes to our economy and society. So please join Karen and I in our effort to close the word gap.

Link Haiti on Facebook: Link Haiti’s work throughout the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti and beyond. The organization only provides short-term emergency relief assistance, however, we do provide access to a network of other organizations to those who need additional assistance or information.

Newspaper

Palm Beach Post: In Haiti, Palm Beach volunteers help amid broken buildings, bruised hearts (Non-Profit)

Sun-Sentinel: Earthquake could mean major changes for South Florida Haitians (Non-Profit)

Sentinel: Protesters Call for

 

in the news

Contact 5 – WPTV

ABC’s 20/20:

 

Newspaper

Associated Press: Fla. trooper who stopped cop sues after harassment

(Legal)

Sun-Sentinel: FHP trooper in speeding cop case settles suit with Lauderhill (Legal)

Huffington Post: Jane Watts, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Who Arrested Miami Cop, Says Officers Tried To Intimidate Her (Legal)

Palm Beach Post: In Haiti, Palm Beach volunteers help amid broken buildings, bruised hearts (Non-Profit)

Sun-Sentinel: Earthquake could mean major changes for South Florida Haitians (Non-Profit)

Sentinel: Protesters Call for UN Accountability (Non-Profit)

Radio

The Justice Hour: Civil Rights Litigation (Legal)

 

Podcast

Citizen Reporter: Elections and Recovery in Haiti (Non-profit)

UN Accountability

(Non-Profit)

 

Podcast

Citizen Reporter: Elections and Recovery in Haiti

 

 

in the news

Contact 5 – WPTV

ABC’s 20/20:

 

Newspaper

Associated Press: Fla. trooper who stopped cop sues after harassment

(Legal)

Sun-Sentinel: FHP trooper in speeding cop case settles suit with Lauderhill (Legal)

Huffington Post: Jane Watts, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Who Arrested Miami Cop, Says Officers Tried To Intimidate Her (Legal)

Palm Beach Post: In Haiti, Palm Beach volunteers help amid broken buildings, bruised hearts (Non-Profit)

Sun-Sentinel: Earthquake could mean major changes for South Florida Haitians (Non-Profit)

Sentinel: Protesters Call for UN Accountability (Non-Profit)

Radio

The Justice Hour: Civil Rights Litigation (Legal)

 

Podcast

Citizen Reporter: Elections and Recovery in Haiti (Non-profit)