Mason is the son of David and Gina Short. In his free time, Mason enjoys working as a busser at the Ivanhoe in Ferndale as well as hanging out with his friends. Mason plans on attending UC Davis where he will double major in genetics and animal science. After college, he hopes to become a geneticist and eventually own a pet store. Of his experience at AR, Mason says, “It has been great. I’ve made many friends and met many people who have helped me become the person I am today. I have enjoyed the opportunity to attend high school on a college campus.” At the end of the Fall 2016 semester, Mason will have earned 57 college units, and will graduate with an Associate Degree in Humanities in the spring.