Christina Ortmeier-Hooper is a doctoral candidate in Composition Studies at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches first-year composition, ESL, advanced composition, technical writing, and teacher education courses. Her research interests include second-language writing, teacher education, and immigrant literacy. She has also published in TESOL Journal and has presented her work at CCCC, NCTE, and TESOL. Her dissertation follows the experiences of five U.S. resident second-language writers in public high schools. The study explores students’ complex responses to their identities as second-language writers and the social influences that play a role in their approaches to academic writing.