Our Resident Mentors work to create and maintain our well-known sense of community
Javin Young, 1st Floor East
Javin is a sophomore from Spartanburg, SC who is excited to be returning to Preston
for his second year and first working with University Housing as a Resident Mentor.
He is a pharmacy major who is eyeing a doctorate and also planning to pursue an MBA.
He hopes to work for an established pharmaceutical corporation upon graduating. Aside
from academics and his role as am RM, Javin is a Young Life leader at W.J. Keenan
High School, as he loves spreading the story of Christ. He is also the Vice President
of UofSC's Brothers of Nubian Descent (B.O.N.D.). Javin also enjoys opportunities
for community service and took advantage of the Leadership and Service Center's Service
Saturdays during his freshman year. Javin loves to play basketball and is an avid
poet who aims to have his works published before he completes his undergraduate years.
He's looking forward to a great year of serving as a Resident Mentor and being a Gamecock.
Ellen Williams, 1st Floor West
Ellen is a senior Public Health major minoring in Sociology from Rock Hill, SC. This
is her third year serving as a Resident Mentor and her second year living in Preston.
Ellen moved into Preston for the first time her freshman year and is excited to return
home for her final year as an undergraduate. Ellen is heavily involved on campus as
a Changing Carolina Peer Leader, a sister of Pi Beta Phi, President of the Resident
Mentor Council, and as the Office Assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and
Biostatistics. She has also served as an Orientation Leader and as Ryan Lloyd’s University
101 Peer Leader. After graduating, Ellen will pursue her Master of Public Health in
Epidemiology here at UofSC.
Ethan Fix, 2nd Floor East
Ethan is a Junior Business Economics and Finance Major from Pinehurst, NC. Ethan,
or as his friends call him Fix, is excited to begin working as a Resident Mentor within
the Preston Residential College. Ethan enjoys sports, eating out, hanging out with
friends, exercising, music, and anything and everything outdoors. Ethan is involved
on campus not only as a Resident Mentor but also as a Team Leader with the Office
of New Student Orientation and DJ for WUSC. Ethan hopes to help those in Preston reach
their full potential during their time at the University of South Carolina.
Hunter Ertz, 2nd Floor Center
Hunter is a junior from Goose Creek, SC and is excited to be a first-year RM. She
is an international business and GSCOM major with a Chinese studies minor, and is
part of the International Business and Chinese Enterprise Program. During her freshman
year in Preston, Hunter served as the secretary for the Preston Ambassadors and as
a member of the Prestones. As a sophomore, she studied at the Chinese University of
Hong Kong and Beijing Language and Culture University. In her free time, she enjoys
spending time with friends, discovering new music, and studying French and Chinese.
Nancy Sterrett, 2nd Floor West
Nancy is a sophomore Public Health Major from Charleston, SC and is excited to be
joining the Preston RM staff this fall. As a freshman, she enjoyed being a part of
multiple organizations such as Capstone Scholars, GIVE, Service Saturday, Mountaineering
and Whitewater Rafting, Nicaragua Service learning, CECEY, and 2018 Pillars. Nancy
loves to travel and hopes to visit all 7 continents in the upcoming 4 years. If you
ever need a friend to try new things, go on an adventure, enjoy some artistic relaxation,
or have an impromptu photo shoot, don’t be afraid to ask! She’ll be happy to tag along.
Asher Roberts, 3rd Floor East
Asher Roberts is a sophomore from Middletown, Maryland and is very excited to begin
his first year as a resident mentor at Preston Residential College! Asher began his
education at UofSC as a business management major, but has since changed it to exercise
science, hoping to eventually pursue a career as a physical therapist. Outside of
school, he enjoys cross country running, hiking, going to gamecock sporting events,
playing guitar, or making music. As a second-year resident in Preston, Asher is excited
to show the ropes to the incoming freshman, and create new memories at UofSC.
Ngozi Chukwueke, 3rd Floor Center
Ngozi is a junior from Peachtree City, Georgia who is excited to return to Preston
Residential College as a second year resident but a first year resident mentor! She
is majoring in Management and Marketing with a minor in Social Work. Ngozi serves
as the Secretary of Community Relations in Student Government and has been a YoungLife
leader with Downtown Columbia since her freshman year at USC. In addition to this,
she is a member of the New Student Union Steering Committee, which is spearheading
the planning of the new student union. One of her favorite activities at school is
being a Service Saturday Site Leader and getting to lead student volunteers in community
service every month. Ngozi wants to join the Peace Corps after undergrad, and later
hopes to gain her MBA and pursue a career in business. She looks forward to serving
Preston Residential College this school year!
Vicky Reddy, 3rd Floor West
Vicky is a sophomore from Columbia, South Carolina, pursuing a mechanical engineering
major. He is very excited to be returning to serve Preston Residential College in
his first full year as a resident mentor. During his time as a resident of Preston,
Vicky was involved in Preston Government as an active member and advocate for his
hall and Preston community. Outside of Preston, Vicky was also involved on-campus
as a lab assistant with the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research and
participated in intramural sports. This following summer, Vicky served as an Orientation
Leader for UofSC. He is looking forward to another great year at Preston!