Born in the Azores Islands, Nelia immigrated to the U.S. with her family as a young child. She grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and speaks both English and Portuguese.
Nelia served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, following the completion of military duty, she attended George Mason University and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As a registered nurse her experience focused on epidemiology, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and healthcare prevention and promotion. She later attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice.
In addition to the field of family practice, Nelia developed a passion for medical aesthetics and pursued further advancement training. She began her aesthetic training in 2015 and has been practicing the last couple of years prior to founding Beleza Beauty House & Aesthetic. Nelia is also an Aesthetic Instructor and provides instruction for MDs, DMDs, NPs, PAs, and RNs for both basic and advance neurotoxin and dermal fillers in South Florida.
Nelia’s passion is to assist her clients in enhancing and restoring their skin’s youthful appearance and meeting their aesthetic needs and goals.