Maria Chaparro is a Ph.D. candidate in Aviation Sciences with a focus in Human Factors in Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics. She works as a research lead at the Advancing Technology-Interaction & Learning in Aviation Systems (ATLAS) Lab. She received a B.S. in Technical Communication and New Media from the University of South Florida and an M.S. in Aviation Human Factors from Florida Tech. Her research interests include decision making under novel conditions, usability of mobile applications, training, remote controlled unmanned systems, and optimizing tasks which require sustained attention