Yuval was born in Israel, raised on Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, and moved to Philadelphia when she was nine. She grew up in the Habonim-Dror Zionist youth movement, went on to become a counsellor for three summers at Camp Galil, and participated in several Jewish leadership programs that focused on community organizing, special needs education, interfaith relations, and Israel. Yuval spent a gap year with Young Judaea. In addition to her studies, she volunteered as a Magen David Adom first responder, worked with Darfurian refugees, took part in Marva, and travelled to Poland on a Holocaust study course. She was a strategic communications major at Temple University, where she served as president of Hillel, leading the organization through a restructuring and a significant increase in student engagement. After graduation Yuval worked for a business consulting firm before shifting to a series of positions in early stage startup companies. During that two year period she was active in the volunteer-run, Philly Startup Leaders (PSL), devoting 20 hours or more per week to developing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. She eventually raised the necessary funding to enable the organization to hire a professional staff, and was chosen by the board of local CEOs to be the organization's first full time employee. One year on, Yuval leads a team of three full time employees, and has raised over half a million dollars to invest in programming to support and expand the region's technology startup community.