Yara graduated from The University of Jordan with an Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, during her time there she and her colleagues received funding from The King Abdullah II Fund for Development, to implement their proposed autonomous vehicle project. She subsequently worked as a researcher at The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau, until summer of 2010, when she joined the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University at NASA Ames Campus in Mountain View, California. Moreover, in 2011 she became the first Jordanian TED Fellow. In addition to that, she curated TEDxRamallah@Amman. Currently working with GIS-based software services for the telecommunication industry. And on the side of everything else, she likes to write cultural observation pieces at 7iber.com and play the piano, she also has a special love for the Arabic language as well as a high interest in the process of learning human intelligence and creativity.