Areli Gutierrez is a registered and licensed dietitian who has worked in nutrition and wellness in retail, government, clinical inpatient and outpatient settings. Areli received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science from Texas A&M University and her Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She completed her dietetic internship at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Currently she works as a renal dietitian for Davita Kidney Care. Areli has served in several roles for the academy such as Director of the TAND Southeast Region and Membership Co-Chair for LAHIDAN. In her free time Areli enjoys teaching Zumba, reading cozy mysteries and spending time with her family, friends and two Labradors.