Tari has worked for economic and social justice throughout her career. Tari earned a place on the dean’s list and received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1992. In 1998, she received her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She worked at the Office of the State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore as an Assistant State’s Attorney, devoting her time on domestic violence and juvenile justice issues. After leaving her Assistant State’s Attorney position, Tari moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to work as a Law Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama on issues such as racial profiling, education reform, and prisoner’s rights. In 2006, Tari became the Director of the Public Interest Institute at the University of Alabama School of Law. After two years, Tari was promoted to Assistant Dean of Public Interest Law. Tari returned to GBM in 2011 to serve as Economic Justice/Systems Change Organizer.