Grizel graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. She started her career in Early Childhood in the Infant Development Program (IDP) at UCLA (previously directed by Ani). This is Grizel's twelfth year at the Children's Center where she has served as a teacher, the Preschool Curriculum Coordinator / Site Supervisor, and currently as the Associate Director. She completed her M.A. in Early Childhood and her doctoral degree at LMU. In her spare time, Grizel enjoys being outdoors, learning, and spending time with her loved ones.