Over the course of her career, human resources professional and attorney Dara Chenevert has managed staff relations and facilitated employment agreements for several public sector organizations. After graduating with a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, she completed her professional education at Howard University School of Law. There, Dara Chenevert earned three American Jurisprudence Awards as well as Best Brief honors in the Charles H. Houston Moot Court Competition.

Subsequently Dara Chenevert practiced law in the City of Detroit's Office of the Corporation Counsel for six years after six years of private practice. During this time, she served as deputy corporation counsel, a position she was appointed to by the mayor of Detroit. She also helped manage the contracts law group and the labor and employment law group as supervising assistant corporation counsel, in which capacity she oversaw litigation at the state and federal levels, as well as in administrative courts. Further, Ms. Chenevert represented the city in arbitration and in matters related to contracts and collective bargaining agreements.

Following four subsequent years as director of the organizational support division within Hillsborough County Government's department of human resources, Dara Chenevert joined Hillsborough Area Regional Transit as an employee and labor relations consultant in 2010. She went on to rise through levels of increasing responsibility to become interim chief business enterprise and safety officer, which required her to oversee litigation and risk management as well as employee programs and compensation.