Dr. Mason is beginning her sixth school year at AJA as the Upper School Counselor. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University. She then earned her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University, studying the impact of cultural and religious factors on body image and eating behaviors among Orthodox Jewish adolescents.
After completing her degree she worked as a school psychologist at Ardsley High School, in Westchester, NY. During her four year tenure there, she implemented a comprehensive skills program-the first of its kind in a mainstream public school setting-to help teens improve their ability to regulate their emotions and improve interpersonal skills.
Dr. Mason is a native of New York, who moved to Atlanta seven years ago. She is blessed to have a wonderful husband and three beautiful children.