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Veronica is a great person to speak with about:
Veronica is a venture capitalist focused on companies that have an impact for low-income and vulnerable communities. As the former VP of Social Enterprise for Lyft, she built Lyft’s public policy team and nationwide effort, Lyft’s Enterprise Business, and many of Lyft’s social impact programs. She is a graduate of Stanford University & Phillips Exeter Academy and manages the gift giving of The Juarez Family Foundation.
Veronica is a seasoned silicon valley tech executive, with experience building public policy & enterprise teams from startup to post-IPO phase. Prior to tech, Veronica spent a decade in politics, working at the federal, state, and local levels for policymakers, working on behalf of their commitment to criminal justice reform, immigration reform, and the arts.
Veronica is a fifth-generation Mexican-American, an honors graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, and a first-generation college graduate with an honors degree in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity from Stanford University. Stanford awarded her the James W. Lyons Award for Service and the J.E. Wallace Sterling Book Award for her exceptional leadership, service, and contributions made to the university. Fast Company Magazine named her one of the Most Creative People in Business and The Alumni Society named her an executive to watch.
Veronica is an active angel investor, a Scout for Lightspeed Venture Partners and manages the grant giving for The Juarez Family Foundation, a social impact fund she founded in 2019. Veronica serves on the board of Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, and on the board of MACLA, a community arts organization in Silicon Valley grounded in the Latinx experience. Veronica currently serves as the Class President for Phillips Exeter Academy's Class of 2000, and is an active member of the Academy's Women's Leadership Circle. Veronica is an active member of Stanford University's First Principles Forum, an intimate invite-only organization dedicated to innovation in philanthropy and social impact.
Veronica is a proud native Houstonian, home of her family's infamous taqueria, Villa Arcos, in the 2nd Ward.