Graduate Students

Joshua Fox-Fuller, BA, MA
Graduate Student

Josh joined the lab in July, 2017 after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Texas A&M University. He is a fifth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Boston University (BU) where he is co-mentored by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel Quiroz (MGH). Josh is interested in understanding the relationships between biological and cognitive markers of Alzheimer’s disease. He is supported by an F31 NRSA from the National Institute on Aging to investigate resting working memory in preclinical familial and sporadic AD. Though he is not a native-speaker, Josh is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about improving Alzheimer’s disease assessment and care for Latino/a/e individuals. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, watching movies, traveling, playing board games with friends, and going to the dog park with his wife, Kate, and his Golden Doodle (Sully). [Click here to learn more]

Celina Pluim, BS, MA
Graduate Student

Celina is a third-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 at the San Diego VA studying neuropsychological changes and cognitive rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment. She is interested in understanding predictive and protective factors of cognitive decline, and recently received a T32 predoctoral training grant through the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School to examine the relationships between sleep, circadian rhythms and cognitive functioning in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors hiking, camping, and backpacking with her fiancé Ryan, baking delicious treats, and hanging out with her blind bunny, Brody.

Jairo E. Martinez, BA
Graduate Student

Jairo is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program of Boston University (BU). He matriculated in BU in the fall of 2021 where he is co-mentored by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel Quiroz. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 2018 with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University. Prior to becoming a student at BU, he worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (MAPP) from 2018-2021. He also completed summer internships with the Harvard Aging Brain Study and MAPP in 2016 and 2017. Currently, his interests include investigating how sex differences in subjective cognitive decline and/or cardiovascular risk factors may be related to cognitive decline and pathology in a population with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease. In his free time, he enjoys sketching, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.