Shane Mason is a Research Associate in Stimson's South Asia program. Before Stimson, Shane was a Scoville Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he worked in the Nuclear Policy Program. He graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University, where he majored in Political Science, played on the men’s golf team, and was Pepperdine’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010. In December 2013, Shane earned his MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. He has interned in the Department of External Relations at the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna, Austria, and studied Urdu in Lucknow, India, in conjunction with a State Department Critical Language Scholarship. He has co-authored articles in Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs.