Annika Rossmanith is a teaching and research assistant in English Linguistics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She holds a BA in European Studies, with a major in English and a minor in Sociology, from the University of Passau, Germany. She obtained her MA degree from the University of Groningen in Applied Linguistics: Multilingualism. She wrote her MA thesis on Language Attitudes of Russian Heritage Speakers in Toronto, Canada: A Corpus-Informed Discourse Study. During her studies, she spent one semester abroad at Bangor University, Wales and completed a research internship at the University of Toronto, Canada. Annika is currently working on her PhD project on L2 development influenced by socio-affective factors across retirement, which is part of the VARIAGE project, led by Prof. Dr. Simone Pfenninger at the University of Zurich.