Delano Squires is a Research Fellow in the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation.
He is also a contributor to Blaze Media who writes about faith, family, and culture as well as BlazeTV’s Fearless with Jason Whitlock podcast.
Delano's articles and essays have been published by Newsweek, The American Conservative, The Federalist, The Institute for Family Studies, Black and Married with Kids, The Root, and The Grio.
Before joining The Heritage Foundation, Delano worked for the District of Columbia government for more than a decade. During that time, he provided free technology training classes for job-seekers, ex-offenders, and senior citizens. He also created digital exploration programs for K-12 students, subsidized internet service and provided free computer repair for low-income families and ran several citywide public awareness campaigns.
Delano won the 2016 State Technology Innovator Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for his work on converting a bookmobile into a Mobile Tech Lab that was used to bring internet access and training to D.C. public housing communities.
He spent his final year in D.C. government with the Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) working with residents and local stakeholders to address violent crime in the nation’s capital.
Delano grew up in New York City and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in Public Policy from The George Washington University. He resides in Maryland with his wife and their three young children.