Celina Pluim is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Boston University (BU) where she is co-mentored by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel Quiroz (MGH). After graduating with her B.S. in psychology from the University of California – San Diego in 2014, she worked as a study coordinator in the Neurocognition and Movement Lab (NMCL) at the San Diego VA under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent Filoteo and Dr. Dawn Schiehser. Some of Celina’s past projects investigated concordance between caregiver and patient reports of frontal behaviors, relationships between subjective and objective executive functioning, and caregiver burden and depression in PD. She is interested in understanding predictors and outcomes of cognitive changes in neurodegenerative diseases, and is enthusiastic about better understanding these changes in Alzheimer’s disease. When time and weather permits, Celina likes to spend her free time outdoors hiking, camping, and backpacking. On most weekends she enjoys baking, exploring Boston or watching Netflix and hanging out with her blind bunny, Brody.