Born in Manila, Philippines, Krizel spent almost 20 years of her life living in Chicago, Illinois. There, she graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and her sights originally set on a career in Dermatology.
After spending some time working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and at the Field Museum of Natural History as a DNA Research Assistant, she moved to Canada (Calgary, specifically) with her family. Once she arrived and realized the process of establishing the equivalency of her US degree would be harder than she thought, she decided to go back to school to become a Medical Aesthetician. Krizel knew she was meant to pursue a career helping people achieve ultimate skin health.
Before making her way to Vancouver, and eventually to the team at Project Skin MD, she gained valuable experience managing a team and working as both a Medical Consultant and Medical Aesthetician. Now a Certified Laser Technician, she’s passionate about helping others. Her immense sense of empathy enables her to build trusting relationships with her patients and find fulfilment in helping them achieve their goals.
When she’s not hard at work, you’ll find Krizel at the gym, in a fitness class, or outdoors. She loves spending time with her family, eating, and exploring all that the city of Vancouver has to offer; it reminds her of Chicago, with its diverse selection of food, things to do, and places to see.
PS: Krizel loves coffee and pastries! If she wasn’t a Skincare Advisor, she would open her own café!