Our Resident Mentors work to create and maintain our well-known sense of community
Ethan Fix, 1st Floor East
Ethan Fix is a junior Business Economics/Finance from Pinehurst, North Carolina. He
has been a Orientation Leader for the past two summers, and also hosts a radio show
with the on-campus radio station WUSC. Ethan loves all things outdoors (hiking, camping,
etc), cooking (especially learning a new dish), music, and Carolina Panthers Football.
He is so excited to have you join our Preston Family!
Nancy Sterrett, 1st Floor West
Nancy Sterrett is a junior Public Health Major who is minoring in French. She has
spent her past summer studying abroad in the south of France, and has studied abroad
in Morocco with Preston Residential College and Nicaragua with Capstone Scholars.
She has completed 2 study abroad related research projects and is currently working
on a third. Feel free to ask her any questions you may have about studying abroad
or undergraduate research! She also has a passion for photography and the arts and
is the co-founder of a self-love movement called I am Incredible. You can always find
Nancy hanging out in the Lobby, relaxing on the Horseshoe or laughing with residents!
Angelo Amore, 2nd Floor East
Angelo Amore is a senior from Albany, NY studying International Business and minoring
in French. He has lived in Preston for a year and a half but spent his spring semester
of junior year in Rome, Italy, studying abroad. He spent his first two and a half
years at USC working for the Office of New Student Orientation for two summers, and
working for Intramural Sports as a Soccer Official. He is passionate about music,
movies, and travel, and loves all things soccer and NBA. He is super excited to return
to Preston for his final year at USC!
Marina Madsen, 2nd Floor Center
Marina Madsen is a sophomore business major and minoring in French. She is from a
northern suburb of Chicago. Marina is a total travel nerd and is really interested
in studying different cultures and languages. One of her favorite activities is sitting
outside and looking at the stars because of beautiful the night sky is (shout out
to the Melton observatory!). Marina is super stoked to be a first-year RM, and she
cannot wait to see what the 2019-20 year holds!
Taylor Wedge, 2nd Floor West
Taylor Wedge is a sophomore from Rock Hill, South Carolina and is very excited to
be a first year Resident Mentor. She is a nursing major and hopes to one day be a
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Even though this is her first year as a Resident Mentor,
she served as Hall Government President at Women's Quad last year and loves living
on campus. Taylor is involved in Greek life at USC and is a member of Alpha Xi Delta
Sorority. She loves to travel, go to concerts, and all things Gamecock football. She
is excited to have an amazing year at Preston!
Troy Dassing, 3rd Floor East
Troy Dassing is a sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina, and can't wait to begin
his first year as a resident mentor at Preston Residential College. Troy is a broadcast
journalism major and hopes to pursue a career as a news anchor or international correspondent
for a major news network. At USC Troy is a DJ for the student-run radio station WUSC
and plays trumpet in the Carolina Band. Troy served as a Preston Ambassador and Wing
Representative for the Preston Hall Government last year and traveled to Morocco over
spring break during Preston's annual study abroad trip. Outside of school, Troy loves
to hang out with friends, eat out, hike, bike and take part in anything outdoors.
He also loves to attend concerts and is a huge fan of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts
Festival. As a second-year resident at Preston, Troy is excited to show freshmen the
ropes and further enhance his experience at UofSC.
Sofia Mejia, 3rd Floor Center
Sofia Mejia is a sophomore nursing major from Fort Mill,SC. She is a first year RM
and is excited to meet all the incoming residents. Sofia enjoys hiking, traveling,
and going on impromptu ice cream runs to the creamery.She is involved in Dance Marathon
and is excited for this year’s Main Event. Sofia likes to hang out with friends and
sit around and talk. She hopes to go on adventures and find new things to do this
year with everybody.
Fiza Sethi, 3rd Floor West
Fiza Sethi is a sophomore majoring in Economics from Johns Creek, Georgia. She is
on the Treasurers Staff within Student Government, is a member of the honors society,
Carolina Judicial Council, and is an active brother in the professional fraternity:
Theta Tau. Outside of campus Fiza enjoys photography, shopping for shoes, and spending
time with friends. She is very excited to serve as Resident Mentor this year and to
get to know and make memories with her residents, so stop by to say hello!