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Preston Residential College

Resident Mentors

Our 2020-2021 Resident Mentors work to create and maintain our well-known sense of community in Preston. 

Chris Booth

Chris Booth, 1st Floor East

Chris Booth is a junior from Rock Hill, SC. He is a Sport and Entertainment Management major and Business Administration minor. Chris is the Vice President of the Gamecock Esports Club on campus. He has a passion for soccer, music, traveling, and anything video game related. He also loves the Horseshoe and walking around campus. Chris is so excited for his second semester as an RM and cannot wait to get back to Preston!

Jacob Hoffman

Jacob Hoffman, 1st Floor West

Jacob Hoffman is a junior Sport and Entertainment Management major from Branchville, SC. He also serves as the president of Carolina Productions, UofSC's event programming board. Outside of school, Jacob enjoys binge-watching Netflix, going to concerts, and spending time with friends. He is very excited to return to Preston and be back on campus.

Leon Hamilton

Leon Hamilton, 2nd Floor East

Leon Hamilton is sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Charleston, SC. He a joy to have around, and will put others before himself so that he may spread that joy. Leon takes pride in his altruistic behavior and will help anyone in need no matter what the problem is. He is striving to become a Mechanical Engineer, and to improve the world one innovation at a time.

Marina Madsen

Marina Madsen, 2nd Floor Center

Marina Madsen is a junior Economics major and French minor. 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 how beautiful the night sky is (shout out to the Melton observatory!). Marina is stoked for her third semester as an RM, and cannot wait to see what the heck else 2020 has in store.

Erin Cothran

Erin Cothran, 2nd Floor Center

Erin Cothran is a sophomore marketing major from Troy, Ohio. She enjoys spending my time outdoors (hiking, biking, the beach), at concerts, cooking, baking, anything artsy, and spending time with friends. Erin also enjoy sports, mainly football, and watching reality TV. You can also find her traveling and spending time with family.

Ciara Laney

Ciara Laney, 2nd Floor West

Ciara Laney is a sophomore from Anderson, SC studying visual communications and minoring in business administration with a cognate in media arts. She lived in Preston her freshmen year and worked for the Office of New Student Orientation during the summer. Ciara enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. She is super excited to be a firs- year Resident Mentor and get to know her residents!

Ethan Fix

Ethan Fix, 3rd Floor East  

Ethan Fix is a senior studying Business Economics/Finance from Pinehurst, NC. He has been an Orientation Leader for two summers, and is currently serving as a University 101 Peer Leader. Ethan loves music, cooking, spending time outdoors, and all Carolina sports teams. Ethan is ready to go into his final year at the University of South Carolina and is so excited that y’all will be part of the Preston family!

Finn Carlin

Finn Carlin, 3rd Floor Center  

Finn Carlin is a sophomore from Charleston, SC. He is a broadcast journalism major with a double minor in speech communication and leadership studies. Finn cannot wait to begin his second year at Preston, first year as an RM, and meet all of his residents! At UofSC, Finn is an Executive Producer for SGTV News 4, as well as a Radio Host for WUSC News. Last year, he served as Secretary for Preston Hall Government, as well as a Preston Ambassador, meeting awesome people and gaining great experience in the process! Finn loves running and hiking, playing his guitar, watching Disney+, and spending time with friends and family. He is excited to make new memories with his residents and give them the best year possible!

Fiza Sethi

Fiza Sethi, 3rd Floor West  

Fiza Sethi is a Junior from Johns Creek, GA studying Economics with a minor in Data Science. On campus, Fiza serves as Vice President of Recruitment for Carolina Judicial Council, is a brother of the professional fraternity Theta Tau, and takes part in several advisory councils. Outside of campus Fiza enjoys photography, reading, and is a coffee addict! She is so excited to return to Preston as an RM for another year and can’t wait to welcome you to the Presty fam!

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