January 6th, 2022

Alumni spotlight: Jonathan Chang

While carrying out research on the ISS means conducting groundbreaking science, our proudest achievement is in working with the bright and curious students who participate in our program. Today, we're spotlighting Jonathan Chang, a Genes in Space alum from our very first competition back in 2015.

IMG_1021.JPEG GiS-1 alum Jonathan Chang

Current role: Founder and CEO at Markit Social, Inc.

Career goal: Markit connects event creators with people looking for things to do. I'd like to grow Markit into a "unicorn" — a startup valued over $1 billion.

What is your favorite Genes in Space memory? Being inspired by all the amazing people I met at the ISS Research & Development Conference. A highlight was listening to Elon Musk give his keynote speech.