Born and raised in the Philippines, Merari earned her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Management, from Silliman University. She pursued and received her law degree from Southwestern University, College of Law (Philippines). While in law school, she was a member of the SWU College of Law Debating Team and clerked for the Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 22, in Cebu City. Before venturing into solo practice, she was Associate Attorney for MB Mahinay & Associates Law Offices.
For more than 15 years, Merari has represented individuals and private companies involving real estate disputes, contracts, employment litigation, family law, and criminal cases.
Merari is an active member of the State Bar of California and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.