MI-BRIDGE is a community collaboration comprised of many people.


  • Dr. Melissa Baralt leads the MI-BRIDGE program. She is a Spanish applied linguist who received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University, and specializes in second language acquisition, bilingualism, language teaching methodology and teacher-training, and child bilingual development.


  • Dr. Déborah Gómez (Ph.D. in Spanish, Florida International University)
  • Mr. Juan Godoy (Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish, Florida International University
  • Mr. José Morcillo Gómez, (Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish, Florida International University
  • Community teachers