Professor Buddemeyer completed her primary and post-secondary education in Rhode Island, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Providence College in 2008. She attended the University of Vermont to pursue her graduate studies, earning her M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 2010. She began her teaching career in 2011, first working as an adjunct before joining Seminole State College as a full time math professor in 2012. She is an active member in the college community, serving on various college-wide and departmental committees and advising a student club.