Odbayar Parry was born and raised in Mongolia. She completed Orkhon Foreign Language University with her bachelors degree in English teaching and translation in 1998. She worked as an English teacher and tour guide prior to coming to the United States in 2002. She received her bachelors in Social Work in 2006 and masters in Social Work in 2008 from Brigham Young University in Provo UT. She has been practicing social work both in community and correctional settings for the past 16 years including 10 years of working for Utah Department of Corrections. She also is a Certified Correctional Officer and Certified Public Manager.
Currently, she is a Correctional Programming Administrator and oversees the programming operation of halfway houses in Salt Lake City, UT. She also teaches Social Work 611 (Supervised Clinical Practicum) at BYU. She was a Mental Health officer for 10 years for Valley Behavioral Health and has a vast knowledge of working with clients with severe MH issues and Dual diagnosis. She also has presented at local and national conferences including American Correctional Association and Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescent conferences. Currently she is one of the committee members to help set up the Women and Infants prison nursery program in UT after being involved with the initial research project in 2019. She is a former co chair for Women's Summit Co Chair and successfully organized a couple Women's Symposium conferences in regards to criminal justice involving women.