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Jared Eckert was a research associate in The Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family, where he focused on policy that protects life, marriage, religious liberty and civil society.
His published work has addressed the importance of protecting children’s health, safety, and families—especially their relationships with their parents, who have primary responsibility for them. His work also explains how sexual orientation and gender identity policy would negatively impact civil society generally and families in particular.
Jared earned his bachelor’s in philosophy at Hillsdale College and his master’s in religion at Westminster Theological Seminary. In between his degrees, he was a John Jay Fellow at the John Jay Institute. Jared also served as a member of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program in the spring of 2018.
Jared's work has been published in The National Interest, The Washington Examiner, National Review, and The Daily Signal.