Meet the Team

Chase Harris

Chase Harris

Director of Marketing

As a junior, Chase Harris is currently pursuing degrees in Business Data Analytics and Marketing with a minor in Design. His involvements across ASU have been centered around marketing and the local advertising industry. He is currently President of AdWorks, the student-run nonprofit advertising agency on campus, and has developed a partnership model between the organization and four local advertising firms. In addition to managing all clients, partnerships and projects within AdWorks, Chase designs on a freelance basis with a variety of local companies and start-ups. He has also worked with the Luminosity Lab, a research lab at ASU, and spent over a year working at Anderson, a local advertising agency. He has been placed on the Dean’s List throughout all of his academic semesters.

When he isn’t avidly reading Adweek or working on a design project, Chase can be found exploring the outdoors of Arizona. As a part-time rowing coach for the City of Tempe and member of the Sun Devil Water Ski team, he feels at just as comfortable on the water as on land.

Jonathon Barkl

Jonathon Barkl

Executive Director

Jonathon Barkl is a sophomore studying for degrees with Honors in Physics, Economics, and Nanoscience. As an avidly involved researcher, he conducts research on meteorites and their classification as a Barrett Fellow in the Center for Meteorite studies, while also developing his thesis concerning photochemistry with diamond as a NASA Space Grant Scholar. Jonathon was awarded the Flinn Scholarship upon entering Arizona State University, a prestigious, full-ride academic scholarship which recognizes the top 20 high school students in Arizona each year, encouraging them to stay at an in-state university and make a meaningful impact on their community. Jonathon pursues his interests in business and science through several organizations that he is a member of, as well as a handful that he has founded, including AirGarage, Inc., Arizona Microcredit Initiative, and ASU’s Lab2Moon team, among others. Beyond his undergraduate degree, Jonathon’s goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics and continue to share innovative science and technology with people in a meaningful way as he has been able to do through TEDxASU.

Hamza Amjad

Hamza Amjad

Director of Operations

Hamza Amjad is a junior pursuing dual-degrees in Finance and Business Data Analytics with a minor in Statistics. As a highly-involved student, he maintains positions as a Member of the W. P. Carey Business School Council, Vice President of Global Business Brigades, Chair for the W. P. Carey Dean’s Advisory Council, Senior Associate for Arizona Microcredit Initiative, and a Fund Analyst at the W. P. Carey Undergraduate Student Investment Management Fund. Hamza has placed on the Dean’s List during all his academic semesters, with additional recognitions including an award for the W. P. Carey School of Business 2015 – 2016 Emerging Student Leader of the Year and receipt of the McCord Scholarship for the academic year of 2016 – 2017. While maintaining his on-campus involvement, Hamza has previously interned at Dinan Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank, and currently maintains positions as a Business Intelligence Intern at The Wolff Company, a real private equity firm, and an Associate at The Luminosity Lab, a research lab based out of ASU.

Darby Dunlop

Darby Dunlop

Press Coordinator

Darby Dunlop is currently a sophomore pursing a degree in English Literature at ASU. Her involvements at ASU have been focused around writing and journalism. She focuses on sharing developments within the ASU community as a Science and Technology Reporter for the State Press newspaper while also interning at the ASU Pen Project, a nonprofit organization that partners with prisons around Arizona to promote inmate education. Her commitment to making a meaningful impact extends to the state of Arizona as well; Darby is a Junior Associate for Arizona Microcredit Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering local underserved entrepreneurs, and is the Operations Intern for Read Better Be Better, a nonprofit that aims to improve the literacy of Arizona children. She maintains all of these positions while also studying at Barrett, the Honors College and earning her way to the Dean’s List each semester. Through her involvement with TEDxASU, Darby continues her passion for spreading the spirit of innovation throughout the greater Phoenix community while also developing her marketing and writing expertise.

 Usamma Amjad

Usamma Amjad

Speaker Curator

Having received his BSE in chemical engineering in three years from Barret, Usamma Amjad is a first year masters student in chemical engineering. His research interests lie in the intersection of engineering and curative medicine. With previous work including developing a novel treatment for hydrocephalus, he is currently working on modifying polymeric micelles for targeted cancer treatment. At ASU, Usamma is the director of curriculum for RISE- a club focusing on refugee integration and education. Outside of school, he enjoys volunteering at Ryan House, a children’s hospice and respite care facility, gardening, and "Making". After graduating, he plans on pursuing an MD with the aim of starting his own DIY-BIO lab to aid in the open-sourcing and interdisciplinary integration of engineering into the field of medicine.

Usamma joined TEDxASU to aid his good friend, Ammar Tanveer, in achieving his vision of empowering his fellow ASU students.

Tanner Scott

Tanner Scott

Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Tanner Scott is a sophomore at Arizona State University pursuing degrees in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Business Data Analytics. Tanner has accomplished a significant amount in his limited time at ASU. He contributes as a research assistant on the supply chains of nonprofits, as an active member of Arizona Microcredit Initiative to refine their community outreach efforts, and balances being a Community Assistant for one of the Barrett residential dorms. All while being placed on the Dean’s List during all his academic semesters. As a first-generation student, Tanner has faced many challenges in terms of education and resources. Therefore, he attempts to help those in his community that face obstacles like he does to honor those that have helped him. This can be seen through his heavy involvement with the W. P. Carey School of Business as a Camp Carey facilitator, Peer Advisor and a freshman course instructor. Through TEDxASU, Tanner hopes to continue to provide a resource to spread knowledge and innovation to the ASU community and beyond.