Julio earned his Bachelor's degree in 1998 from Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado, El Salvador, as well as a BA in Psychology from California State University- Los Angeles in 2015. Julio also obtained in 2004 an additional Associate's degree from the University of Maryland European Division while serving in the U.S. Army. As a part of his continuing education he received licensure as a Psychologist Technician from the U.S. Air Force School of Nursing in 2008. Julio began involvement in research in 2006, working with the UCLA Division of Geriatrics. During his military service, Julio volunteer for the Department of Defense in data collection from clients with PTSD. Julio is currently working is a neurocognitive tester on all studies and protocols, coordinator of fMRI studies, and the phlebotomist for the Research team.