Gelinia graduated from Northwestern State University in 2015 as an RN with a Bachelor's degree in nursing. She continued her education at Grambling State University and received a Master’s degree as an Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017.
Throughout her career as an RN, Gelinia worked at LSUHSC in Shreveport, which later became University Health. As an RN Gelinia worked in specialty areas including Neurosurgery, Newborn Nursery, Telemetry, Dialysis, and Step Down Unit. She enjoys time with family, reading, listing to music, and working out. She is very passionate about patient care and educating patients about their health.