Verónica Ortiz-Calderón is a Puerto Rican singer, actress, writer and filmmaker. She was trained in vocal performance at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico and studied acting at The Puerto Rican Athenaeum. She completed her communications degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, New York in 2016 where she was named Newhouse Scholar and Syracuse University Scholar, the highest undergraduate achievement bestowed by the university.
In 2015, Verónica won the Horizon Award for young female directors for her short film And You Don’t Like Yourself Anymore. The Horizon Award included a $10,000 scholarship and mentorship program at the Sundance Film Festival alongside top independent movie producers and other industry heavy-hitters. Verónica also attended the Cannes Film Festival where her short film was featured as part of the Filmmaker's Showcase through The Creative Minds Group.
Verónica now lives back home with her dog in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she works as production manager and production coordinator for various film productions around the island. Veronica has produced commercials for various national and international brands such as McDonald’s, Pepsi, Burger King, AT&T, Planet Fitness, among others. She has worked alongside many marketing agencies like J. Walter Thompson, TBWA, BBDO, and Lopito, Ileana & Howie Inc. Veronica can also be seen acting in various local commercials and other film productions.