Mason Smith matriculated to Caltech in 2005 as Axline Merit Scholar. He was an active member of the community, serving as vice-president and later president of Page House and as a member of the Board of Control. He graduated in 2009 with honors in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mason received an AT&T Labs Fellowship and an ARCS Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of California, Berkeley to pursue a PhD in computer science. Though he found the experience immensely valuable, Mason opted not to complete the degree and instead decided to pursue his passion for software in industry.
Mason has worked at TGS Management Company for over 10 years, where he now leads software engineering for building quantitative trading systems. He current lives in Irvine, CA.