Kristen Mulvihill serves as the Vice President of Hostage US Board of Directors. Kristen is a co-author of A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides, which chronicles the seven-and-a-half months she and her husband spent apart while he was a prisoner of the Taliban. A Rope and a Prayer was named a Washington Post Best Nonfiction Book of 2010 and a The New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s Choice.
She is a seasoned photography editor and contributor at various media outlets, including The Food Network, Hearst and Conde Nast Publications.
She is a graduate of Brown University and serves on the board of the Brown Alumni Monthly magazine.
“In a situation when there is so much misinformation, uncertainty, and varying opinions, it is a relief to have an advocate that seeks to support the family first, in the most basic, essential and practical ways. Hostage US considers family first. There are no outside or competing agendas, interests. We respect and work to preserve the privacy and dignity of hostages and their families.”