Jennifer Upah has been at the University of Missouri since July 2009. She was born and raised in Iowa and attended the University of Houston where she received a masters degree in sports and ritness. After graduating, Upah accepted the position of the aquatics eirector at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center along with being adjunct faculty in the Health and Human Performance department. When Upah has the time, she enjoys traveling. She has visited several countries in Europe, as well as visits to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. While in Columbia, Upah likes gardening, taking her dog for walks, and running. Upah tries to challenge herself by competing in road races and triathlons with friends.