Born and raised in Los Angeles, Samyra graduated from California State University with a degree in Spanish and earned her J.D. from Western State University. During her undergraduate and law school years, she worked for Toyota Motor Sales in Torrance, CA. After law school she relocated to Atlanta and, after practicing at a large firm for a few years, returned to her passion – the automotive industry. After leaving Alston & Bird LLP, she spent three years with Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. and finally joined Porsche Cars North America, Inc. in September 2013.
Samyra lives in West Midtown with her husband and two children, 11 and 18.