A Profile of John Mulrow
John Mulrow, a graduate of Stanford University, took time out from studying to serve refugees in Africa. He lived and worked in refugee camps along the border of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and built solar-powered computer education centers.
His life was forever altered by this experience, leading him to pursue a PhD in environmental engineering and join the Illinois Army National Guard as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) specialist.
Early Life and Education
John Mulrow felt an intense calling to work directly with those in need while still in school. He left behind his studies behind to live and work in refugee camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, setting up solar-powered computer education centers and training Congolese staff members.
He also worked to spread sustainability lessons in his hometown through a collaboration with School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education (SCARCE). His passion for ecological practices and global ecological concern led him to assume many leadership positions, from international climate policy to managing recycling programs to leading an urban food tech nonprofit.
He is currently a cardiologist in San Antonio, Texas but hopes to return home one day and transform his homeland. With his determination and impressive engineering abilities, he’s sure that this will be the right moment to make an impact on the world.
John Mulrow has dedicated his professional career to balancing social and environmental goals. He began as a global climate policy analyst, then managed recycling programs before leading an urban food tech nonprofit in Chicago – all while staying true to his hometown roots.
He has served as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) specialist for the Illinois Army National Guard and is currently pursuing officer candidacy. In both roles he strives to build local resilience through global understanding.
His personal mission is to “change the world for the better” through both his civilian and military work. These endeavors are inextricably connected, with one common objective: cultivating local resilience through global understanding.
Achievements and Honors
John was actively engaged in student sustainability initiatives during his time at Stanford. He co-ordinated waste reduction initiatives through the Sustainability Working Group, served as sustainability chair for Sigma Nu fraternity, and provided advice to his peers as an Earth Systems student advisor.
His humanitarian work included volunteering at refugee communities in Africa and creating sustainability lessons in his hometown through a partnership with School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education (SCARCE). This demonstrated his dedication to balancing social objectives with environmental concerns.
His leadership has had a lasting effect on him, those around him, and the world at large. He is passionate about furthering the science of hypertension research and improving global health outcomes.
John Mulrow may not have been the first one in line at the office cocktail party, but that didn’t stop him from having a great time with friends. His enthusiasm and love of adventure make for an enjoyable challenge – whether that means playing golf, visiting a nearby brewery or having some quality time with his ladies.
He and his longtime wife Edwyna Strain (whom he met at Fordham Prep) currently reside in Manhattan with their three children. His passion for cooking has led him to become an expert at wine and cheese pairing – an area which he enjoys immensely.
He enjoys making the finest coffee he can afford, and boasts an impressive list of awards to his name. A passionate reader with an interest in science and nature, he is proud to serve in the National Guard.
William Mulrow is a Senior Advisory Director at Blackstone Group, an expansive private equity firm with $571 billion in assets under management. Prior to this role, he served as Secretary to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Mulrow may no longer be employed by the state, but he still earns a substantial income with an estimated net worth of about $3 million.
He holds multiple board seats at companies that benefit from government subsidies and regulatory approvals, such as Con Edison, Titan Mining and JBG Smith. These corporate positions create many conflicts of interest which could potentially lead to a recovery plan that prioritizes Wall Street profiteering at the expense of working people.