Nerita completed her Bachelor of Arts and Laws at Melbourne University in 2011 whilst undertaking a cadetship through the Australian Taxation Office. In 2012, Nerita commenced a traineeship with the Victorian Government Solicitors Office.
In 2014, Nerita commenced working at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service where she commenced as a civil lawyer and then moved to the family and youth team. In late 2016, Nerita moved into a dual role and was able to establish Balit Ngulu, a specialist legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Nerita took on the role of CEO of VALS in April 2019 and is also a current Board of Director for the Australian Community Support Organisation and a member of the Women’s Correctional Services Advisory Committee. Nerita commenced her Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne late last year.