Marie-Laure is a French national, has an MSc in Chemistry from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and is totally biligual in French and English. She is an experienced Life Sciences regulatory affairs professional, with a 9-year career in the pharmaceuticals and vaccines industries, which featured frequent interaction with EMA, FDA and multiple other country health authorities. After this, Marie- Laure took up acting upon moving to Philadelphia in 2011. This radical change was driven by a long-held passion for, and curiosity about, human nature and emotion that went beyond the purely logical and scientific aspects of her first career. Until 2015, Marie-Laure was privileged to study with several East Coast acting schools, spanning diverse methods, perfecting the arts of deep listening and appropriate reaction. This rare mix of scientific experience, interpersonal skills and language fluency is what makes Marie-Laure a highly effective face-to-face moderator in human factors research.