Saja Shami was born in Jerusalem, and lives in Battir. She graduated from Bethlehem University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. She worked at the Battir landscape eco-museum. She then earned a Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development from Bethlehem University, in cooperation with Pavia University-Italy. She has worked for Yes Theatre, for communication among Youth, for six years. Finally, she joined Dalia Association as a community programs officer. Her ambition is to disseminate the culture of social giving. She strongly believes that the Palestinian society is capable of sustaining itself without the need of conditional aid. Her hobbies are: traveling, reading and gardening.