Lerato was born and raised in Johannesburg where she went to Marlboro Gardens Secondary School. She first studied electrical engineering with CJC and later enrolled with Intec College to study IT Project Management.
She started off her career as a receptionist at Family Medicine Practice and Travel Clinic. In 2014 she joined the Renewal Institute team to assist the branches at the front desk. In August 2015 she joined the head office team as a dispatcher, data capturer and office administrator.
In November 2017, she decided to take up a challenge and change her career path. She joined Sleep Renewal, a division of Renewal Institute as the sleep renewal technician.