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Alejandro de la Puente

Current Positions
Student Engagement Officer, American Institute of Physics  
Director, Society of Physics Students , American Institute of Physics  

A high-energy physicist turned public service-oriented professional, Alejandro de la Puente earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at Florida International University and a doctorate in physics at the University of Notre Dame. Before joining AIP, de la Puente held a senior civilian analyst position within the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He focused on analyses and studies to inform decision-makers, departmentwide process improvement, and digital transformation initiatives, as well as workforce training and development.

De la Puente has also worked at the TRIUMF laboratory in British Columbia, at the New York Academy of Science, and at Carleton University and Northern Virginia Community College. He was selected as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and assigned to the National Science Foundation’s division on undergraduate education.