She received her BFA in Film from the Miami International University of Art and Design and her M.A. in Women's Studies from Florida Atlantic University. After a decade of editing in both television and film, Viridiana began directing her first documentary feature, Behind the Octagon in 2012, chronicling the musical Lesbian Love Octagon. This documentary was chosen to be workshopped at the 2013 CineSLAM Program at the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival. Also in 2013, she joined the film Back on Board: Greg Louganis as an Associate Producer. In 2014, her book Sports Heroines on Film: A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners was released by McFarland Publishing.
In 2016, she worked under director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) on Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper. In 2017 she completed editing work on two films premiering at Tribeca, I Am Evidence directed by Geeta Gandbhir (Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers) and Trish Adlesic (Gasland) and produced by Marc Levin (Slam, Chicagoland) and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Love the Sinner, directed by Jessica Devaney and Geeta Gandbhir. She also co-directed and edited Fattitude, a feature length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking and Evolved, a comedy pilot about two brothers trying to be progressive, but their overwhelming social privilege thwarts them at every turn.
She finished 2017 editing The Sentence , winner of the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Rudy Valdez, The Sentence is a feature length documentary about a mother serving a 15-year prison sentence for her secondhand involvement in a nonviolent drug offense. Filmed over a decade, the film follows her struggles to maintain a relationship with her daughters from behind bars as her family fights for her freedom.