Prior to joining TIRRC, Hamp served as the Operations & Communications Manager at Complete Tennessee, a higher education advocacy organization. His interest in working in immigrant and refugee rights was sparked while working with World Relief Nashville’s REACH Program, where he delivered employment services to refugees and immigrants with professional backgrounds. He saw firsthand how U.S. education and employment systems are set up to disadvantage new Americans working hard to integrate into their new communities. Hamp earned a Master of Education degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences from Auburn University. Hamp chairs the Nashville Task Force for Refugees & Immigrants and serves on the board of directors for Break Away, a national service learning and social justice nonprofit. At TIRRC, Hamp serves as the Communications Strategist where he uses digital, print, and strategic communications to advance policy, electoral, and community organizing campaigns that defend immigration and advance immigrant and refugee rights.