Dalal Abuelaish is a founding member of the Daughters for Life Foundation. She studied architecture for two years at the Islamic University of Gaza after graduating with honors from high school in Gaza. She is now a student at the University of Toronto, majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Business. She is specializing in communication systems and recently completed a summer internship as a software control analyst. In her first year she was part of a team whose design was one of six selected for its creativity out of approximately 850 designs.
Dalal is an active member of the Arab Student Association at the University of Toronto which sponsors public awareness programs on the Middle East. As a teenager she attended a peace camp in New Mexico, USA, which sparked a lifelong interest in dialogue across cultural and religious traditions. Dalal and her sister, Shatha, were media spokespersons for the Daughters for Life Inaugural Gala in 2012.