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Meet Our Team

Lainie Liberti

Co-Founder, Facilitator

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Lainie Liberti is a renowned author, speaker, community leader, and advocate for alternative education. She is considered a pioneer in the worldschooling movement and founded Transformative Mentoring for Teens in 2020 to help support the mental health of adolescents. In 2022, Lainie released her first book, “Seen, Heard & Understood,” which quickly became a best-seller in the Parenting New Releases category on Amazon. Lainie is also the co-founder and facilitator of Project World School, which offers retreats for teens to create temporary learning communities around the world. Through her experiences living with teens in over 20 international locations, Lainie has developed a unique perspective on the importance of personalized learning and supporting young people’s mental health during difficult times. Her work has helped parents, caregivers, and teens themselves build stronger relationships, achieve personal growth, and succeed in life by providing valuable insights, research-backed tools, and practical strategies.

Miro Siegel

Co-Founder, Facilitator

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Miro Siegel is an 24 year old traveler and youth facilitator for Project World School. His learning is self directed and influenced by the ever changing world around him. To him, this is Worldschooling. He is interested in, and is an advocate for children’s rights, travel as education and a spearhead of the Worldschooling movement that he and his mother helped create. Miro Siegel traveled to Amsterdam in April, 2016 to present at the TEDxAmsterdamED conference and to bring a slightly more ‘unconventional’ view to the table. In 2017, Miro attended the Youth Global Changemakers Summit in Switzerland, one of 60 delegates selected from over 6000 applicants. He aspires to bring cultural awareness and immersion to more people, because he truly believes that travel can bring peace to the world and inspire learning without measure. Miro is passionate about world politics, history, mythology and rock climbing.

michael weitzman

Thailand Location Manager

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Originally from Stony Brook, NY, Michael has been residing in Thailand for 13 years.  Before moving to Thailand, he worked a diverse range of jobs in experiential education and with troubled youth (i.e group home counselor, environmental education, Wilderness Instructor etc.).  Though he received his teaching degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, he realized that his true passion was in experiential education and self-directed learning experiences.

His passions are rock climbing, guitar, and the MIndful movement arts (Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation), sunsets at the beach and spending time with his two children, Zak and Sara.

Michael has been coordinating custom-designed adventure and cultural holidays in the Krabi province of Thailand for more than 10 years now.

As well, he has been the coordinator and head instructor of the St. George’s University School of Medicine Integrative Medical Therapies Thailand Selective for 10 years with more than 500 medical students attending.

Lorene Rozier

Past Co-Facilitator

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Lorene Rozier’s passion for hiking started as a kid roaming the Swiss Alps with her family. She spent 5 years in New York as a researcher in biology while hiking some of the trails in the northeast in her free time and discovering rock climbing, with the Gunks becoming her second home.

Lorene decided to take some time off to travel and discover South America. She has been traveling for 1 and a half years through Ecuador and Peru. She has hiked (among others) the Quilotoa Loop and the Ecuadorian Inca Trail, explored numerous trails in the Cordillera Blanca and Negra near Huaraz in Peru.

 

Lorene has worked for a climbing refuge in the Andes, rock-climbed near Huaraz and climbed several mountains over 5000m (Vallunaraju, Yanapaccha, Urus, Ishinca, Huarapasca). She has hiked solo the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and did other day hikes in the Sacred Valley in Cusco.

Fernando López Sánchez

Co-Facilitator

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Inspired by his grandfather’s expression, “If you don’t do it yourself, no one’s going to do it for you”, Fer loves learning new ways of creating and sharing experiences through art.

Fer is twenty seven years old, an avid watercolor enthusiast, digital artist, film maker and print maker. He believes creativity is the optimal way of sharing life, love and knowledge and ultimately connecting to one’s humanity.

Resident of Guanajuato, México, Fernando graduated from the Art School at the University of Guanajuato in 2018.

As a visual creator, he is interested in storytelling using whatever media is available and strives to always push his creative boundaries. His focus remains an emphasis on the human experience.

Fer believes that sharing is an important tool to creating community and as a facilitator of Project World School  teen retreats and now our newest Transformative Mentoring for Teens Hero’s Journey Retreat, Fer hopes to guide teens to feel at ease and provide a safe space for them to access their innate creativity.

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