Roselle Rodriguez Ambubuyog was born on January 12, 1980 to Gemme Fonte Ambubuyog and Deanna Ballesteros Rodriguez. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl in the family. She lost her sight when she was six years old as a result of a severe reaction to over-the-counter medications.
Despite her blindness, Roselle convinced her parents to enroll her in regular schools with sighted students. In those schools, Roselle consistently excelled. She graduated valedictorian from Holy Infant Montessori in 1986, Batino Elementary School in 1993, and Ramon Magsaysay High School-Manila in 1997.
On her passion for her work, Roselle says, “…playing a key role in the development of innovative technologies that help people with disabilities, not only in the Philippines but worldwide is a … fulfilling career. Looking back at the kid who hated math before she learned to use the … abacus, I am happy knowing that I am now in a position to provide the tools that would make life easier for blind students…”