Jenny Dongo Sampson was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been a resident of Manhattan Beach since 1998. She received her BS in Business from California State University, Northridge. After graduating, she worked as a commercial lender at Union Bank for 12 years. She has been an active volunteer in the Manhattan Beach community, serving in various capacities on the PTA Boards of Pacific Elementary, MBMS, MCHS, and National Charity League. She has also served as a volunteer for Reading Partners, Girls Scouts of Greater LA, Young at Art, and other organizations in the South Bay. She is the mother of two daughters who attend MBMS and MCHS and she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.