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Anna Ryan

Anna Ryan is a paramedic in New Jersey who has been participating in EMS for 14 years. Starting her career as a volunteer, she grew up in the field and has held positions throughout the spectrum of emergency services as an EMT, dispatcher, paramedic and, most recently, EMS educator and course coordinator.

She has written articles for EMS World and The Overrun. She is a contributor to The Overrun podcast and co-hosts The GLAM podcast, a show designed for women by women in EMS. She is currently a Bachelor of Psychology candidate at Southern New Hampshire University.

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