Mati graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. Since then, he has started and operated a Thai fine dining restaurant and 7-Eleven convenience stores in Baltimore. During that time, he also obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He worked briefly at Civil Justice, helping borrowers in foreclosure. Outside of Activist Legal, Mati enjoys science communication and the NBA.