Dr. Krizza-Almond, more commonly known as Ma’am Kriz in the medical technology review community, is a graduate of BSMT in April 2009 at CEU-Manila. Being an active student during her college years, she got a bronze medal for her leadership skills but she didn’t get her most wanted latin award: CUM LAUDE (grade cut-off = 1.50, her GWA was 1.53). She used her frustration in this situation as her motivation to prove herself not only to her school but also to her loved-ones and a bit of fans [^.^].
Eventually, after all the hardships she encountered and more importantly with the grace of God, she placed 2nd in March 2010 Board Exam for Medical Technologists. She then started being a part of the renowned review center for medical technologists in the Philippines – ACTS Review Center. This jumpstarted her teaching career as she was invited to conduct review lectures in various review centers all over the Philippines as well as a guest speaker at different events.
In the year 2012, she enrolled in the College of Medicine of UERM. While studying Medicine, she still finds time to teach and share her knowledge to fellow medical technology students. In her second year, she started tutoring students for the medtech board exam in a group called CheckPoint Tutorials and this eventually went on to have 10 batches in Manila and 3 batches in Davao.
She was conferred Doctor of Medicine in 2016 and took the Physician Licensure Exam (PLE) in March of 2018. Currently, she is planning to pursue her residency training soon and while waiting for the right time to start, she is still actively sharing and teaching (more commonly online) while taking care of her firstborn child, Ibarra (aka Baby Ily).
(as written by Miss Olyn Mangada, one of the creators of the Krizza-Almond’s Fan Page in 2013)
· Full Name: Krizza-Almond Sarmiento Aguilar-Salido
· Also known as: Cha, Kriz, Almond
· Birthday: October 16, 1988
· Height: 5’3″ [minsan, 5′ 2 1/2″]
· Favorite Color: Pink, Red
· Favorite Singer: Taylor Swift
· Favorite Anime: Detective Conan
· Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology – Centro Escolar University – Manila (CEU)
· Doctor of Medicine – University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC)
· Former Reviewer for Medical Technology
- CHECKPOINT TUTORIALS – Manila, Davao
- ACTS REVIEW CENTER – Manila, Cebu, Baguio, Davao, Iloilo
- UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST RAMON MAGSAYSAY MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER – Quezon City
- HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY – Pampanga
- MAIA DEVELOPMENT CENTER – Pampanga
- SOUTH WESTERN UNIVERSITY – Cebu
- UNIVERSITY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – Davao
- CEREBRO formerly PASS REVIEW GUILD – Bacolod City
- CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY – Mendiola, Manila
- OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE COLLEGES – Mandaluyong
· Former Lecturer – Centro Escolar University – Manila and Makati
· Former RMT at TB Lab – PGH-RITM
· Former RMT at Micromedic Laboratory
· Anime otaku
· Die-hard fan of Detective Conan, Rurouni Kenshin and Shingeki no Kyojin
· Cosplay cons attendee
· Taylor Swift uberfan
· Jabbawockeez lover [ipinagpalit ang BOARD EXAM para sa mga Jabbawockeez at hiniling na sana naging Security Guard na lang siya ng Glorietta dahil sa mga ito! >.< (One of a Kind! haha)]
GATHERED INFO FROM HER FACEBOOK NOTES
· Muntik ng magpadala sa SANTOL na inaalok ng tatlong lalakeng marurumi ang PAA. [wahahahahahaha! :D]
· Magaling magbingi-bingihan. [Ate, Ate, Ate, gusto mo ng santol?… whahahahahahaha! :))]
· BUTO lang ang kinakain sa BAYABAS. [Choosy. :D]
· Sobrang attached sa mga DOGS niya, na kahit nasa bingit na ng kamatayan ay aso parin ang nasa isip. [Sweet, hahahahaha]
· At syempre ULIRANG ANAK. :)) A kind of daughter that every parent would wish to have and someone to be proud of having.
· Actually, SHE’S GOT IT ALL Dre!!! :)))
· Singer na, great dancer pa at magaling pa magpatawa!
· HAHA, TOTAL PERFORMER di ba? Saan ka pa! XD
· Kung PAGEANT naman ang paguusapan, hmmm.. Wait, let me check: BEAUTY? [syempre CHECK, baka magalit iihh XD], BODY? [naman!! WITWIW! :))], BRAIN?? [hmmm, mahirap mang aminin pero SUPER DUPER CHECK!! bawal kumontra :))] & lastly, HEIGHT??? [hmm next topic puhlease? XD 😀 AHAHA]
· But, but, but ABOVE ALL (serious mode na) — She is the MOST INFLUENTIAL & the COOLEST TEACHER you will ever know! SWEAR! 😀
· Lucky are those who have had the chance to know her [yey! lucky meee! :))] cause she could be more than just a great teacher but also a FRIEND, a SISTER, and a (MOTHER??) as well… 😀 kumbaga ALL IN ONE naaaaa! Sooooo GAWAD AWARD???… 😀 HAHAHAHAHA :))