Pringle was a final-year cadet at Starfleet Academy in the 2350s.

Pringle studied Advanced Security Techniques in the same class as Tasha Yar circa 2358. She also practiced horticulture and wrote half-a-dozen articles for horticultural journals while she was enrolled in the Academy, which made her a skilled writer.

Commander Darryl Adin mentioned this to Yar as an example of the usefulness of knowing the talents of one's teammates. (TNG novel: Survivors)