NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellows


Vincent Tedjasapuntra  

Dr. Vincent Tedjasapuntra
Office of the Director
Office of Legislative & Public Affairs
Class of 2019-2020

Dr. Tedjasaputra joins NSF as a 2019-2020 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of the Director, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs as a scientific communications specialist and public speaking coach. Prior to coming to NSF, Dr. Tedjasaputra studied healthy aging of the lung in his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He is a former college track athlete-turned exercise physiologist, completing his Ph.D. in Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. His dissertation work examined how the blood vessels of the lung respond to exercise in a range of human conditions, from ‘couch potatoes’ to elite athletes, and patients with chronic obstructive lung disease.

Outside of science, Dr. Tedjasaputra is a professional singer, having sung the Canadian national anthem for collegiate and professional sporting events and performs classical voice as a lyrical baritone around the world. He is also an avid amateur ice hockey player, aspiring BBQ pit master, and self-proclaimed ‘Dapper Doc’.



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