Delaney Crampton is the Senior Policy Associate at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program. Before joining Aspen, he was the Policy Associate at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. While there, he helped coordinate the release of Equitable Growth’s Vision 2020 book, a compilation of 21 evidence-based policy ideas to reduce economic and racial inequality. He also helped expand the team’s growing network and led DEI-related efforts across the organization. Prior to that work, he served as Staff Assistant to Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) where he handled the Congressman’s LGBTQ+ policy portfolio. He has authored numerous published pieces on reducing economic inequality including policies needed to overcome recessions, issues of systemic gender discrimination in the labor market, and how modern-day school segregation impedes economic opportunity.
Delaney holds a BA in Political Science from High Point University in North Carolina. He is currently completing his Master of Public Policy from The George Washington University. Specifically, his research explores policies that would address racial wealth disparities including reparations proposals and raising the federal minimum wage. A native of the DMV area, he currently resides in Washington DC.