Kristen Calderon (Acjachemen/Kumeyaay) grew up in Southern California and currently resides on her tribe’s reservation in San Diego. She was a fellow in the 2022 Native American TV Writers Lab and was a recipient of the 2nd Native American Writers Accelerator Grant from the Native American Media Alliance. She writes Indigenous stories that resonate within Indigenous communities with a focus on pushing forward a more modernized vision of Indigenous people to show we are still here and thriving. Kristen participated in The Greenhouse Arts & Media Catalyst Writers Group in 2021 and is a very proud member of Women of Color Unite, which started her journey to screenwriting. She is a proud wife and mother and hopes to inspire her kids to always reach for the stars and never give up on your dreams.