Project World School | Meet Our Team
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Meet Our Team

Lainie Liberti

Co-Founder, Facilitator

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Lainie is a best selling author, international speaker, community leader, teen mentor and alternative education advocate who helped to spearhead the thriving worldschooling movement.
As a result of the 2008 California economy crash, Liberti closed her Los Angeles based branding agency. Liberti and her then 9-year-old Miro decided to “be the change” instead of victims and chose a life of adventure. After, selling all of their possessions, Lainie and her son hit the road for what was to be a one year adventure in 2009. After thirteen years and almost 50 countries, the pair calls Guanajuato, Mexico their home.
Lainie chose to educate her son Miro through the world, facilitating rich experiential learning, cultural immersion, volunteering and leadership as his school. We call this worldschooling.
Liberti has spoken about worldschooling on the TEDx Edu stage in Amsterdam, written about learning through travel for multiple magazines, academic journals, and web sites including International Journal of Education, Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, People Magazine, Huffington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and The New York Post and has contributed to several books on the topic of worldschooling.
Lainie published the Amazon best-selling book Seen, Heard & Understood, Parenting and Partnering with Teens for Greater Mental Health in May, 2022.  Lainie Liberti is the founder and creator of Transformative Mentoring for Teens that launched in early 2020 offering virtual 1:1 coaching for teens as well as a 12-week course designed to transform lives. Lainie is a certified life coach, specializing in transformational coaching.
Lainie co-foundered Project World School with her son in 2012. Liberti designs and co-facilitates the Project World School teen retreats as month-long immersive learning learning communities to support self directed teens from around the world. Over the last 8 years, Lainie has facilitated 20+ international retreats for almost 100 teens, learning through cultural immersion, examining personal values and exploring world views.
In addition, Lainie founded Project World School Family Summits, where she’s produced 9 in person international conferences for hundreds of families across Europe, Asia and Mexico since 2016.

Miro Siegel

Co-Founder, Facilitator

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Miro Siegel is an 20 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.

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


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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.