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Alumni Profiles

Meet a few of our alumni! 


Julia Warren, RD. Class of 2012

Registered Dietitian

Julia Warren, graduated from the Nutrition Program at SUNY Plattsburgh in May 2012. A recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, she was also a four year member of the SUNY Plattsburgh cross country team. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of New Hampshire and is currently working as a clinical dietitian in New York.


Monica Schmitt, RD, Class of 2009

Registered Dietitian

Monica Schmitt graduated May 2009 from SUNY Plattsburgh with a nutrition major and minor in personal training. She served as secretary for the Student Dietetics Club and was involved in numerous other campus activities including the Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society. After graduation, Monica worked as a dietetic technician at Evergreen Nursing Home in Plattsburgh before completing her internship at Russell Sage and becoming an RD.


Shey Schnell, RD, Class of 2000

Director, Nutrition Services, CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, NY

Shey Schnell has always had a love for food. Ever since he can remember, he had been helping in the kitchen. His plans was to attend culinary school after high school, but a senior course offered in food and nutrition changed his outlook. Shey enrolled in the Nutrition Program at SUNY Plattsburgh. Student by day, cook by night, he continued on his path in dietetics. After graduating in 2000, he worked as a diet technician before attending the Sage Graduate School to do his dietetic internship. He did his clinical rotations at CVPH Medical Center, where he was hired after completion. He had worked as a dietitian until 2008 when an opportunity for a management position opened. From 2008-2012, Shey held the title of Assistant Director and oversaw the clinical nutrition team. In early 2012, Shey was offered the position of Director of Nutrition Services at CVPH Medical Center, where he continues to work today.


Sandra McNeil MA, RD, CDN, FADA, DHCFA. Class of 1971

Public Policy Coordinator, NYSDA Board of Directors

"Plattsburgh made me realize the potentials for my own future. My career was ’born’ at Plattsburgh State."

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