Elisângela Dupas was born in Araçatuba, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on August 31, 1983. She is the oldest daughter of Alberto Cezar Dupas and Maria Célia Gonçalves Dupas. Her sister, Elaine Dupas, is in law school.
Elisângela graduated in February 2007 with an Agronomy Engineer degree from the “Universidade Estadua Paulista – Júlio de Mesquita Filho”,Ilha Solteira, Brazil where she also completed her Masters. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. Both Elisângela’s graduate and undergraduate studies dealt with Forage Nutrition.
She arrived at Range Cattle REC, Ona, Florida in May 2011 as Visiting Scholar under advising of Dr. Maria Silveira.