Since 1996, Denese Sampson has worked in the Senate as a Legislative Assistant working with Senators from districts across the state of Georgia. She has served as recording secretary for multiple standing Senate Committees and in 2015 was appointed to serve on the inaugural Senate Task Force. Sampson achieved her first Bachelor of Science in Management in 2021, and plans to pursue a Master of Public Management and Policy. Denese is a native Atlantan and proud product of Atlanta Public Schools. She has five adult children and three grandchildren, and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.