Class of 2024
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Mason is a first-year M.A. student in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in the Latin American Studies program. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a double degree in Government & Politics with a concentration in International Relations, and Spanish Language Literatures and Cultures with a minor in Portuguese.
Before coming to Georgetown, Mason interned with the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs where he worked closely with a Regional China Officer to examine and research the rise of the PRC’s influence in Latin America. Most recently he served as the Program Assistant for the University of Maryland’s Federal and Global Fellows program where he helped guide nearly two hundred students in their professional development and procurement of public service-focused internships. Additionally, during his undergraduate studies, he was a Department of Spanish and Portuguese language tutor for Spanish heritage speakers, as well as the president of the Luso-Brazilian Student Association. Mason is currently proficient in four languages and hopes to speak six by the end of his M.A.
Concentration: History, Culture, and Society
Research Area – Substantive: Regional and national identity formation, nationalism, populism, women’s rights, international organizations
Research Area – Geographic: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil