Born and raised in New York, Dalia grew up appreciating the level of art and culture that a metropolitan area makes accessible. She was raised by museums and Friday night MoMA trips, a custom she maintains by frequenting the many art exhibits and public installations the city offers. Most appreciated are works of the auteur; she often revisits the complete works of Hitchcock, Godard, and Truffaut. All-time favorite directors include David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Jarmusch, and the Coen Brothers. Since graduating with a B.A. in Film Theory from Bard, Dalia has been working in film distribution, designing and executing marketing and distribution campaigns for environmental documentaries.