Shana Cuddy is a Salem resident who works full time in stem cell transplantation at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Ma, and she is passionate about science, learning, and public health. She went to school at the University of Florida and focused on medical anthropology. In addition to science and the natural world, Shana’s other big passion is art. She is self-taught and works across a variety of mediums, from chalk art to miniature making, painting to paper filigree. An avid reader, Shana’s work often is inspired by specific pieces of literature. She is also a nature loving vegetarian who draws inspiration from animals and their ecosystems.