Oby was born in Nigeria, West Africa and graduated in 1987 from the University of Nigeria with a BA in Dramatic Arts and, in 2000, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing, from the same university. She immigrated to the United States in 2003 to pursue a nursing career, which was influenced by her experience during church outreaches with people living with HIV. She graduated in 2010 with a BSN from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Oby has over four years experience in Case Management working with Special population and adolescents with anti-social behaviors (for home-health organizations in both North Carolina and Maryland) . Oby served with the Whitman-Walker Gay Mens’ Health and Wellness Clinic during her Community Health rotation in summer of 2010 and then joined the Medical Adherence staff full time upon graduation.