Director, International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) Asia
Samantha Allen is a Director of Business Development 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.
After several years of solid industry experience in New York, Samantha has returned to Hong Kong, where she was born. At IWBI, Samantha supervises the overall business development and the greater adoption of the WELL Building Standard™ and WELL Community Standard™ in the Asia Pacific region.
Samantha joined IWBI with a body of experience from her background of scientific research, particularly her expertise in public health. Previously, Samantha was a research and development manager of the Delos Labs team at Delos, IWBI’s parent organization. She assisted in the evaluation of technologies and building materials for safety and efficacy, and helped impart an understanding of science to others by translating scientific research into a language that can be understood by a wide range of audiences. Additionally, she was involved in the development of operations for the Well Living Lab in China.
Samantha specializes in environmental science and organizational policy, as well as toxicology. She obtained her Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Policy from Columbia University, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College, New York.