Elizabeth Jaeger (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012) is an associate professor emerita in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jaeger’s scholarship includes two strands. She considers the role of a range of eco-system elements—from texts to tasks to peer relationships to macro-system factors of class, race, and gender—in the experience of students for whom the process of coming to literacy has not been easy. Dr. Jaeger also explores those who write for personal fulfillment. Recent studies involved elementary students in an after-school Writing Workshop and adults with major mental illness who are members of a writing group at a local psych-social service center. Upcoming research will examine the writing practices of other volitional writers. Dr. Jaeger’s service work focuses on human rights, particularly for those who are incarcerated.