Zana Holley Dupee of Gainesville, Florida is a UF Contract Coordinator for industry-sponsored research contracts at the University of Florida. She was born in Tampa and grew up in rural Virginia and the small town of Avon Park, Florida, located 1 hour southeast of Lakeland. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1990. While an undergraduate, she worked as an intern for Florida Senator George Kirkpatrick. She also served as a Senator representing the 32601 zip code in the UF Student Government.

Zana's true loves are teaching and science. Zana is thrilled to work at the University of Florida as a Contract Coordinator for industry-sponsored research contracts. Last year, Zana was honored to be an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. She also volunteers to coach the robotics team and the math team at Math Star Academy. She also taught Continuing Education classes for the Gainesville/Alachua County Board of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors.

Zana is currently working as a UF Contract Coordinator while studying Biological Sciences at the University of Florida. Zana has earned a reputation as a woman of integrity and conviction. Always one to "call things the way they are," her straight-forward approach and hard work has earned her an excellent reputation in the Gainesville community. Those who have worked with Zana know her as someone who does her best.

But, more importantly, they know her as someone who truly cares about making a positive difference in the lives of those around her -- especially her family. "My husband and children are the most important people in my life," she says. "I strive to make sure that everything I do and every decision that I make is what's best for them as well."

Zana and her husband, Mike, met at the University of Florida and have been married since 1992. They have three children, Zadia, Spencer, and Charles. The Dupees are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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