October 28, 2022

San Diego Mesa College Alumnus Jonathan Hart Selected to join the Inaugural Cohort of the U.S. Digital Corps.

By Office of Communications

Jonathan Hart

This past summer, the U.S. Digital Corps selected Jonathan Hart, San Diego Mesa College Alumnus spring ’22, to be a part of the inaugural cohort of the U.S. Digital Corps. The U.S. Digital Corps is a new program that was launched last year by the White House to bring civic-minded early-career technologists to serve in the federal government. Jonathan will spend the next two years working as a data scientist at the State Department leveraging data and technology in innovative ways to implement the Department’s Enterprise Data Strategy (EDS) and data informed diplomacy.

Jonathan has taken a non-traditional path in becoming a data scientist. Originally trained as a biochemist, he studied data science to understand the deluge of data coming from next-generation sequencing and proteomics experiments.

As a staff scientist at a research facility, he supported researchers’ genomics experiments to yield insights into oncology research. In addition, he has developed hardware and software infrastructure and data pipelines to efficiently mine the mountain of publicly-available cancer datasets to discover new regulatory genes. His research has been published in leading journals and presented at major conferences.

 In addition to research, Jonathan enjoys teaching and has had the opportunity to mentor several aspiring scientists through Scripps’ high school internship program. Jonathan earned a B.S. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Ph.D. from Caltech, both in Chemistry. He was the recipient of a National Cancer Institute Research Specialist Award grant and is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research. A lifelong learner, he has recently graduated with an A.A. in Chinese from Mesa College and continues to learn Chinese.

With a Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree in Chinese from Mesa College, you will satisfy your necessary transfer requirements and gain a thorough education in Mandarin Chinese. Embark on a course of language study that helps you improve your written and spoken fluency, and gain the skills you need to sensitively engage with Chinese culture. By learning about the history and use of the Chinese language, you will gain key insights into China’s philosophical, political, and social dynamics, as well as the country’s rich literary tradition and global influence. Learn more about the Chinese Languages programs at .


About U.S. Digital Corps

The U.S. Digital Corps  was launched in August 2021 by the Biden administration, in a collaboration between the General Services Administration (GSA), the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel Management, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. It is a cross‑government fellowship opportunity operated by the GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS).


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