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