What are the struggles that academics go through? On the 21st of October 2021 at 4pm, the Maastricht Young Academy will host its ninth Growing Up in Science event. In this session, Dr. Aurelie Carlier, assistant professor at MERLN, will share her unofficial story. Aurelie obtained her MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2010 and her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2014, both at KU Leuven, Belgium. She is also the co-founder and vice-chair of FEM, a network to discuss and tackle gender issues.