Marti began her career as a correctional officer in 1992, in Texas and promoted to positions with greater responsibility through the ranks of the Correctional Programs Division. She activated one of the very first Residential Drug Abuse Programs in the federal prison system as a case manager. She was on the team which activated the largest detention center in the Bureau of Prisons in the position of unit manager in 2000.
She worked as a camp administrator, executive assistant and public information official in Otisville, N.Y. She held the position of associate warden at two Federal institutions and warden at a Federal Correctional Institution and a Federal Detention Center. She retired in March 2021, after 29 years of dedicated service. She graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1990.