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.
She just completed working under director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) on Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper and is currently working with Marc Levin (Slam, Chicagoland), Trish Adlesic (Gasland) and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) on a new documentary investigating the rape kit backlog. She is also co-directing 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.
Viridiana is a storyteller who has pledged her life to telling stories that include everyone, in every form, appreciating and celebrating our diversity.