Kartav Patel has a master's degree in secondary education. He teaches the language arts classes at Southwest Solutions' Adult Learning Lab, a center for adults preparing to get their GEDs. He is also a workforce trainer within Southwest Solutions' PATH program. Previously, he taught high school completion within the Detroit Public School system. He ran a tutoring program for youth through Sikhcess and Detroit Impact from 2009-2012. Throughout Metro Detroit, Kartav helped organize volunteer events like community clean-ups, food packaging, and soup kitchen work. In his spare time, he plays sports and mentors the youth within Southwest Detroit.