Meet the Counselors

New York City Campus

Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider, LMSW
33 W. 60th St.
3rd Floor

Michael received his master's degree from Fordham University and has worked in the education field for 23 years. Before starting as associate director in 2008, Michael worked in a K-12 school district for ten years. He has had the unique perspective of working with students from kindergarten all the way through graduate school. In 2005, Michael became the director of counseling and wellness and continues to enjoy working with his talented staff.

Lynzee Medina

Lynzee Medina, LMSW
Associate Director
33 W. 60th St.
3rd Floor

Lynzee received her Master of Social Work from Columbia University in 2020. Her past experience includes working in community mental health with a focus on trauma-informed therapy. Lynzee is passionate about supporting students and has a particular interest in helping students navigate the intersectionalities of being first-generation and the additional complexities that come with pursuing higher education. Lynzee was born and raised in Los Angeles, and enjoys photography and traveling.

Long Island Campus

Alexandra Lo Re

Alexandra Lo Re, LCSW
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 304

Ali received her Master in Social Work from Adelphi University in 2012 and has been at New York Tech since 2018. She has a special interest in helping young adults navigate the challenges of their lives, especially those struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma. She uses a variety of methods to help students develop healthier habits and gain more control over their lives. She has a rescue dog, Coda, who makes the occasional guest appearances on Zoom sessions. Outside of work, Ali loves playing sports and has been a high school club volleyball coach for 10 years.

Christine Alter

Christine Alter, LCSW
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 305

She holds a master's degree in social work from Columbia University. Christine has almost 30 years of clinical experience working with diverse populations in various settings. Christine believes in applying a multi-model approach to empower students in building upon their inner strengths and improving their overall wellbeing.