Ana Sofia Rodrigues scientific journey started by working on reproductive biology and switched to Pluripotent Stem Cells for her Ph. During that time she acquired skills not only at project coordination and mentoring students, but also, in implementing and optimizing different protocols with an efficient resolution of the roadblocks that appeared along the way. Throughout this journey not only she had to master literature from different areas of research but also successfully implement a Stem Cell laboratory from scratch in the middle of her PhD representing a major challenge. Ana Sofia's career counts with almost twelve years of experience echoed in 16 peer reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and 7 oral communications besides several poster communications in a total of 430 citations (Scopus ID24353179000) and an h index of 7 (10 in google scholar). Also, she was invited to teach in Stem Cell courses in the United States, Cell Culture courses in Faculty of Medicine and in Master classes for Reproductive Biology and Differentiation and Development at the University of Coimbra. One extremely important achievement in her career was to successfully conciliate being a driven scientist with being a Mother since August 2016. Presently, Ana Sofia has a FCT Post-Doc scholarship.