Tigist holds LL.B from Addis Ababa University School of Law. Before her graduation in 2013, she was active in extracurricular activities of the School. She was a member of the team that won the Third National Arbitration Moot, for instance. She started her career, after graduation, by providing legal service at the Access to Justice Project of Addis Ababa University Human Rights Center, where she worked for two years. She then moved to the Ethiopian Lawyers’ Association. She was a Legal Researcher and Socio-Legal Expert for a total of three years at the association. Currently, she is practicing on her own as an attorney at the Federal First Instance Court. She collaborates with GeTS Law in handling cases in her area of expertise