Rabara initially began her career as a Dancer and was a member of the Laker Girls, the cheerleading squad of basketball team Los Angeles Lakers. She was selected in 1990 to appear in the upcoming show, Glee as Shoshandra. In 2005 she won a role at her very first audition for the sitcom Grounded for Life. Appearing in a YouTube Red show, Me and My Grandma, Rabara was cast as Heidi. She is best known for voicing Peridot in the hit Cartoon Network animated series, Steven Universe. Though she began her career in smaller roles and unnamed parts, she is becoming more well known and getting cast in more prominent roles.