Yudith Ruiz Arias was born in Cuba where she became a Doctor specializing in Ophthalmology. Married and with 1 child moved to Bahamas where she balanced her time to be with her family and work as an Ophthalmologist at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau for a year. When she came to Florida, where she had her second child, she attended Miami Dade Community College to get her Associate of Science degree in Vision Care Technology and became a Licensed Optician. She then attended Florida International University nursing program for foreign educated physicians to get her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by ANCC. She is fluent in Spanish and English.