Introducing our Senior Staff!

We have a wonderful senior staff here at Columbia! Here is a little more about them!

**Just a quick note: Please make sure that your student brings a laptop to their program!

Lawrence Alexander

Summerfuel Columbia Director

Lawrence works as the lead search consultant for CS&A’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practice. He facilitates in-house training on best practices around implicit bias and equitable decision making. He also develops educational opportunities for school partners and keeps our firm on the razor’s edge with regard to trends and changes in the profession. This is Lawrence’s fifth summer as part of the Summerfuel staff, and his third summer as Director at Columbia.

Lawrence has spent a decade as a college counselor in both public and independent schools. He has worked for The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, The Business of Sports School, Ross School (NY), and The White Mountain School (NH). For the last three years, he has also served as the Director of Equity and Inclusion at The White Mountain School and has established himself as an industry leader through his work in with East Woods School (NY), Brown University, the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), and CS&A. Lawrence also serves on the editorial board for Insight Into Diversity magazine.

Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree from Kean University in finance and his graduate degree from Montclair State University in Counseling in Higher Education.

He lives with his wife, Monique, and together they have five children. Lawrence is also an avid fitness enthusiast and loves Crossfit. He is a three-time Tough Mudder finisher.

Kaity Beaumont

Academic and Administrative Director 

Kaity is very excited to start another summer with Summerfuel! This is her third summer with Summerfuel, and first year in this role! She is from Andover, Massachusetts, and teaches middle school special education in Malden. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Saint Anselm College in English and Secondary Education, and her M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities from Merrimack College. Her favorite shows to binge watch on Netflix are Parks and Rec and any type of crime show. One of her goals this year is to compete in a triathlon!

Kathryn Lige

Residence Life and Activities Director

As a California native, Kathryn has lived in some of America’s most popular cities. Kathryn is from the Bay Area, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Los Angeles, and calls San Diego her second home. Recently, Kathryn graduated with her master’s degree from Columbia University. She is passionate about social work, education, and traveling. Kathryn is an advocate for multiculturalism, college/career preparation, and mental and emotional wellness for youth. She is happiest when she is eating vegetarian, Latin American food!