Professor Obringer received her MSN at Millikin University in 2009. After receiving her Master’s degree at Millikin, she worked as an instructor of medical-surgical nursing at Illinois State University. She then pursued further education for her PhD in Nursing Research. She is collecting data for her dissertation while pursuing research interests focused on end of life care needs of families from vulnerable populations. Professor Obringer enjoys the diverse aspects of being a faculty member, particularly the advantages to pursue teaching and research.