Ambris was born in Chennai, India and immigrated to the United States when he was 7. He grew up in Carol Stream, Illinois and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Economics. After graduation, he served in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer and was medically retired from service due to a parachuting accident. At NDLS, he is an Moot Court Board Oralist and member of the Military and Veterans Law Society. During his 1L summer, he worked as an intern to the Hon. John Robert Blakey, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.