Cristina is a third-year PhD student at Cardiff University (Wales, UK). After completing her bachelor and master studies in Biochemistry in Madrid (Spain), she moved to the UK to pursue a career in science, starting her PhD in Biomolecular Sciences. She soon realised there was a still-existing gap in researchers´ doctoral training between lab-based skills and transferable and soft skills, the latter increasingly becoming more valuable both in an academic and non-academic environment. Pursuing to get a scientist well-rounded skill set, she is currently undertaking a BBSRC-funded professional internship for PhD students at The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT, from its Spanish initials) where she is working under the supervision of Dr Izaskun Lacunza in the International Project Unit. She is supporting S4D4C with the development of training materials for science diplomats.