Mason was born and raised in the Midwest in Madison, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned two bachelor’s in Biology and Development Economics and a minor in Public Health. While in college, Mason worked in clinical healthcare as a nursing assistant, participated in research projects on the health effects of gold mining in Mali and vector borne diseases across the Midwest, and worked to reduce unethical behavior in undergraduate global health work. These experiences taught Mason about the social determinants of health and coordinating across stakeholders for health program administration. Mason is inspired to help society’s most vulnerable access care and reduce health disparities. Outside of work, he enjoys surfing, climbing, going on bike rides with his dog, and spending time with friends.