About Xavier Mason
Xavier A. Mason is a graduate of UAA earning a double major in Management and Marketing who has a passion for social entrepreneurship and learning. He was selected as a Truman Finalist and UAA’s spring 2015 commencement speaker. Outside of his college campus Xavier has founded four organizations—Architect Homes, VisualAid, and Project Phoenix—that benefit underprivileged people around the world.
An avid traveler, Xavier has studied abroad at Charles University in Prague, learning about different philosophies of leadership, and aboard ship through the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program, studying the effects of globalization around the world. Xavier is a past president of the Anchorage NAACP Youth Council, a former protégé in the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Leadership Fellows Program, Board Member of Chessed Alaska, Founding Father & Board Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Alaska Anchorage, graduate of the Alaska FBI Citizen’s Academy, Founding Member of Creative Entrepreneurs Reaching Innovative Action Through Leading Solutions (CERIALS), and a former intern at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.
Xavier was also appointed by Mayor Berkowitz to serve on the Anchorage Municipalities John Parks Naming Panel and Sister Cities Commission. In 2016, he was given the distinct honor of “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum and now serves as curator for the Anchorage Hub. In the fall of 2016, Xavier will be applying for Leadership Anchorage while interning for Senator Sullivan in Washington D.C. In his free time he likes to read, cook, and catch-up on sleep.