Photo of Cole Mason on campus.

Williams senior Cole Mason is one of 32 people to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for 2024. An environmental studies and political science major from Berthoud, Colo., he plans to pursue a Master of Science in nature, society and environmental governance followed by a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford. With an interest in creating meaningful policy around fossil fuel extraction, he says he hopes to “work on bridging the divides between academics and policymakers” on this and other environmental issues, so that “new research can drive important change.”