Ann McNamara is an Associate professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on novel approaches for optimizing an individual's experience when creating, viewing and interacting with virtual and augmented spaces. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER AWARD entitled ''Advancing Interaction Paradigms in Mobile Augmented Reality using Eye-Tracking”. In 2019, she was named as one of twenty-one Presidential Impact Fellows at Texas A\&M University.