Grizel graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. The Infant Development Program (IDP) at UCLA (previously directed by Ani) was a major influence in her decision to pursue a career in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE). There, she worked with infants and toddlers, first as a student caregiver for one year, and then as a teacher for two years. The rest, as they say, is history. This is Grizel’ s ninth year at the Children’s Center where she has worked as a preschool teacher, as the Preschool Curriculum Coordinator / Site Supervisor, and now as the Associate Director. She completed her M.A. in ECE as well as her doctoral degree at LMU. In her spare time, Grizel enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with her loved ones.