María José Bayarri Clariana (Pepa) was born in Valencia, the 1st of March of 1974. She obtained the bachelor's degree in Biological Sciencies, speciality of Marine Biology, in the University of La Laguna, in 1997. She was doctorated in Biological Sciences in the University of Murcia in 2003. After 8 years working as a post-doc in the Instituto de Acuicultura de Torre la Sal (CSIC), she had the opportunity of taking care of the administrative management of her first COST Action (AQUAGAMETE, FA 1205) in the UPV, under the supervision of Dr. Juan F. Asturiano, Chair and Grant Holder of the Action, in the ICTA-UPV. Three years later she accepted the position of Grant Holder Manager in the SARCOS (CA 15202) COST Action, in the ICITECH-UPV. Currently she is the GHM of the EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action, chaired by Prof. José Capmany, in the Photonics Research Labs of the ITEAM-UPV.