About The Speaker
Samantha Allen is a Director for IWBI Asia. International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation with a mission to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard® (WELL), the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. The WELL building certification program is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features and other aspects of the built environments that impact the health and well-being of the people in the spaces we create. At IWBI, Samantha manages overall market development of the WELL Building Standard, WELL Community Standard and WELL Portfolio program in South East Asia. Samantha's background in scientific research specializes in environmental science, material safety as well as organizational policy. Previously, Samantha was a research and development manager evaluating building technologies and materials, and helped impart an understanding of scientific research to a wide range of audiences. She has held research roles at Hong Kong CityU, New York University and Vassar College. Samantha holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science and Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Company description: The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. IWBI delivers the cutting-edge WELL Building Standard™, the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. The WELL v2™ pilot is a recently launched version of its popular WELL Building Standard, and the WELL Community Standard™ pilot is a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities. IWBI mobilizes the global wellness community through management of the WELL AP™ credential, convenes a global network of organizations through IWBI membership, pursues applicable research, develops educational resources, and advocates for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere.