Lahari was a Researcher at Centre for Cities. Her main area of focus was high streets and city centres – as places of production, places of consumption – and how these roles relate to each other.
Lahari joined the centre in March 2019. Prior to working in policy, she worked as a Research Associate in the Financial Services Sector. Lahari holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Bristol.