Deyala is an architect and urbanist concerned with topics related to smart cities, mobility, and achieving spatial justice and gender equality in cities. She holds a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Studies obtained from the University of Birmingham, UK. Deyala was the Chairperson and Head of the Architecture Department at the University of Jordan for the past two years, and she currently works there as an Assistant Professor. She is also the Counsellor and Advisor for the Women In Engineering (WIE) affinity group as part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Deyala is a founding member and current treasurer for the Watershed and Development Initiative (WADI) funded by the United States Forestry Service (USFS) to advance water conservation and land stewardship practices to build resilient communities and healthy watersheds across Jordan.