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Preston Residential College

Resident Mentors

Our Resident Mentors work to create and maintain our well-known sense of community in Preston. 

Ethan Fix

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!

Chris Booth

Chris Booth, 1st Floor West

Chris Booth is a sophomore from Rock Hill, SC. He is a Sport and Entertainment major and is looking to minor in Marketing. Chris is the secretary of competition for the Gamecock Esports Club here on campus and captains the Gamecock PUBG team. He has a passion for soccer, music, and traveling. He also loves the Horseshoe and being outdoors. Chris is so excited to be a first-year RM and meet all his residents!

Angelo Amore

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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