Glenda Blaskey joined the University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as its performance nutritionist in January 2014.
In that role, she is involved in nutrition education and program operations for all 17 athletics teams. She also assists with menu planning, food service operations, catering for team travel and pregame meals and assists with body composition testing and assessment for all student-athletes.
In addition to her current work, Blaskey has worked with private clients for the last eight years as a nutrition coach for athletics events, including marathons, Ironman triathlons, BP MS 150 and similar events and served as a research dietitian with the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Before joining Houston, Blaskey worked for four years as a registered dietitian with NASA/Johnson Space Center. There, she planned and implemented wellness and health programs and events for employees and contractor personnel.
She also worked with that group on weight management, sports/performance nutrition, disease prevention, hypertension, hypercholesterolmia and diabetes and conducted grocery store tours and personalized dining-out education.
Blaskey also has worked as an adjunct instructor in nutrition at the College of the Mainland and as a clinical dietitian at Northeast Medical Center Hospital.
She received her bachelor's degree in biology from Angelo State in 2001, and earned her master's degree in nutrition with a special concentration in sport/exercise nutrition and exercise physiology from Texas A&M in 2005.
Blaskey, who is a native of Goldthwaite, Texas, and her husband, Stephen, have a daughter, Lauren. The family lives in League City, Texas.