Doctoral Student in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
Five Words About Me:
Driven, fun, thoughtful, capable, loving
One Surprising Skill:
I can milk cows
My name is Garland Mason and I am committed to helping communities advance their social and economic development goals to build more livable futures. I derive my experience from my work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, as an AmeriCorps Volunteer and non-profit practitioner in Vermont, and as a research assistant with the Appalachian Foodshed Project. I earned an M.S. in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education from Virginia Tech, where I am now pursuing a PhD. I study radical adult education for social justice and social change. My main research interest centers on the ways diverse community members come together as learners to identify their communities’ needs and advance collective goals. I am particularly interested in the intersections and manifestations of race, identity, and power within these processes.