If you told a younger version of Ontario Teachers' Chief Economist Millan Mulraine what his career path would look like, he wouldn't have believed you.
Having grown up in the Caribbean, Mulraine was the son of farmers who didn't have the luxury to pursue higher education. In fact, his mom couldn't read or write; his dad barely so.
Despite his humble circumstances, from a young age Mulraine had aspirations of being a doctor. What he later realized though, is that there is more than one way to contribute to a greater purpose.
In honor of Black History Month, Mulraine sat down with colleague Gayane Ordukhanyan, Principal in Total Fund Management and co-leader of the Multicultural Employee Resource Group, to talk about how he has found that purpose at Ontario Teachers'— both through his career and his longstanding desire to make an impact.
(Discussion has been edited for length and clarity.)