I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to parents Michael Palmer Ruddy and Ana María Romaguera. I lived in Gurabo before moving to Union City in northwestern Tennessee. I received my B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2014. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from North Carolina State University in May 2019. My advisors were Irina Kogan and Cynthia Vinzant.
I enjoy bouldering at my local rock climbing gym, as well as at gyms I encounter during my travels. My other hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading, and hiking.