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About the Author

Shary Connella is an award-winning medical device and pharmaceutical sales representative who currently works for the world’s largest wound care company. In connection with her work, she has interfaced with insurance companies, healthcare practitioners, healthcare facilities, and the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of Health and Human Services managed by the United States government. Connella graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is an award-winning freelance photojournalist whose


work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in San Francisco, New York, and Miami. She has been published in multiple publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, and New York Magazine. She has previously worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times company and Wainscot Media.

A member of the National Press Photographers Association, Connella has gained national recognition for several individual photographs, including “The Woman Under the Shower” and “Tommy’s Tugboat.” Connella’s photograph titled “Mother and Daughter” received the Kodak Eastman Impact of Photography award.

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