Arenas is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Senior High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1997, from Florida A & M University, in English Languages and Literature.
Immediately after graduating from Florida A& M University in 1997, she began her career as a public school educator in the state of Florida where she is currently certified in Language Arts 6-12 and Educational Leadership (ALL LEVELS).
Arenas earned her Master’s degree, in English Education, at Nova Southeastern University. Her first short story, “A Windy Day at the Bus Stop” won best fiction in 2001 in Nova Southeastern University Student Writer’s Competition and was published by the university’s press. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational/Organizational Leadership.
To her credit, Celli has been published in several magazines and newspapers, such as: The Miami Herald, The Miami Times, Legacy Magazine (and its subsidiaries), South Florida Times, and The Westside Gazzette.
She is the host blogger at cellibration.com, and hosts MIA-Live.net for BlogTalk Radio.
She has also published two books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel.