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Preston Residential College

2021-2022 Student Leaders

Everyone in Preston has the opportunity to become a leader or to hone their career-building leadership skills.

Lauren Garrett

Green Thumbs

Lauren Garrett, President

The members of Green Thumbs are dedicated to inspiring growth within communities through the hands-on experience of gardening.

Emily Ottone

Preston Ambassadors

Emily Ottone, Vice President

The Preston Ambassadors regularly give tours to prospective students and their families each semester, often showing Preston to more than 600 guests in one day. The ambassadors host several social events throughout the year, including the traditional Cereal Killers and Sundaes on Sunday events. The PAs also assist in planning the annual Gatsby Banquet and Awards Ceremony to bring the community together for an end-of-the-year celebration.

Sam Odenwood

Preston Prism

Sam Odenwood, President

Preston Prism seeks to foster a sense of belonging and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community within Preston Residential College through social events and awareness campaigns. 

Brandon Yarusinsky


Brandon Yarusinsky, President

Preston’s service organization is focused on service areas such as education, community engagement, and Health and Wellness, Y-IMPACT participates in several service projects as well as local and international philanthropy. Partner organizations include Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Families Helping Families, The Starfish Foundation, and Harvest Hope Food Bank.

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