Craig Mullaney - Early Life, Education and Family

Early Life, Education and Family

Raised in a blue-collar family in Rhode Island, Mullaney was the Bishop Hendricken High School valedictorian and was selected for nomination to the U.S. Military Academy in 1996. While a cadet, Mullaney double-majored in French and History, served as the cadet brigade operations officer in his senior year, and completed over 400 jumps as a nationally ranked member of West Point's sport-parachute team. He graduated second in the West Point Class of 2000.

Mullaney attended Lincoln College at the University of Oxford from 2000 to 2002 as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Master of Science degree in Economic and Diplomatic History and a Master of Studies degree in Historical Research. During this time he traveled to over thirty countries.

Mullaney is married to Dr. Meena Seshamani, M.D., Ph.D., formerly an otolaryngology resident physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a published health economist and currently Deputy Director in the Office of Health Reform in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. They met at Oxford where Dr. Seshamani was a Ph.D. Marshall Scholar and he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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