Samar joined Habitat for Humanity in Lebanon in their response to the Beirut Port Explosion in 2020. Her job includes working closely with affected vulnerable communities and various stakeholders to identify priority needs and QIP, conducting participatory approaches on safe shelter and settlements PASSA, along with raising awareness and working on various materials related to HLP. Prior to her engagement with Habitat, Samar had 15 years of professional experience in architecture and urban planning within the private sector, in addition to property valuation missions related to the Financial Public Prosecution and the Central Bank of Lebanon, and rental missions with the Lebanese Rental Courts. Samar has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Beirut Arab University, a diploma in Urban Engineering for Sustainable Cities in Lebanon from Le Cnam-Liban, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policies from the American University of Beirut. She is also a Sworn Expert in Engineering at the Lebanese Courts and a Certified Expert in Engineering at the Central Bank of Lebanon.