Mason Flanagan

B.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics

Additional Degree/Major
Madison, WI
Mason Flanagan
CALS Dean's List, Fall 2019
Bio Sketch
Mason earned a B.S. in Biology in addition to a B.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics. Within both majors, he focused his studies on global public health and developmental economics. On campus, Mason directed the Global Health Ethic Program, where he sought to increase considerations of ethics and sustainability into short term international global health programming. He also participated in research projects with multiple departments across campus, including vaccine development, Lyme disease epidemiology, and environmental health impact assessment. Following graduation, Mason is considering moving to New Zealand to attend medical school or pursuing positions in public health within the U.S.
Personal Reflection
The experiences I've had at UW have enriched my life in ways I previously I wouldn't have believed possible. During my time here I've gained invaluable mentors that I hope to keep for life, lessons that have expanded and deepened my understanding of our world, and friends that have made everything worthwhile. I'd like to express the deepest level of gratitude for all of those who have shared this experience with me and helped me along the way. The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to cause immense damage to the world as well as to expose previously existing socioeconomic problems. While many say this is a terrible time to leave university, I feel a sense of purpose as I can now help serve the public with greater capacity. And I know many of my classmates feel the same and will be joining me. Go Badgers.