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. Grizel has been with the LMU Children's Center since 2008, and 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.