Zana received her B.A. in Classics and Psychology from Temple University in 2007, her M.A. in Classics and Classical Languages from Stanford University in 2010, and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania the following year. Her research interests include Greek poetry, myth and folklore, and the reception of classical culture. Currently, Zana is a teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.