Katariina Salmela-Aro, Professor, Chair of the Personality and Work Psychology Sector, University of Jyväskylä, Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre of Excellence on Learning and Motivation. She was a post-doc in Max-Planck Institute in Berlin and a fellow in the Helsinki University Collegium for Advanced Studies. She is a member of the Academy of Finland Committee Research Council for Culture and Society, and several steering committees and the Finnish graduate school of psychology. She is an associate editor in European Psychologist and Psykologia. Her main interests are motivation, critical life transitions, productive development and well-being and related interventions.