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 an executive assistant to the CEO of a biotech advisory firm and as producer and production assistant for various film productions around the island. She is currently headlining the musical Boriken: The Show and acts for local commercials and movies.

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(L-R) Christine Vachon, Franklin Leonard, Lynette Howell, Cassian Elwes, Ruth Vitale, Marc Hofstatter, Cathy Schulman, and Michelle Satter at the Horizon Award reception during the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015 in Park City, Utah.