Village Mentors

The Resident Mentor (RM) role is a critical component of the Living-Learning Village framework. The RMs are live-in, part-time, student leaders who strive to create an inclusive village community while supporting students in navigating the college experience through a themed perspective. Guided by the Village curriculum, RMs provide academic and personal success mentoring, connect students to campus resources, and encourage immersion in the NC State Wolfpack Family.

Resident Mentors are critical to the success of Living and Learning Initiatives achievement of the following student learning outcomes:

  • examine global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • articulate the value of co-curricular Village connections
  • explain the importance of engaging with people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives
  • establish relationships with faculty and Village staff that support personal and professional goals

Meet the Mentors

Ian Brown, Village Mentor

Ian Brown
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Animal Science Minor: Business Entrepreneurship
Spring 2020 Class: Sophomore
Fun Fact: Play Piano
Favorite Quote: “You will learn more from your failures than your successes - so embrace those mistakes, as difficult as that sounds, and grow from them." - Lynda Resnick

Shane Carson, Village Mentor

Shane Carson
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Computer Science
Spring 2020 Class: Senior
Fun Fact: I prefer to have my cereal with water!
Favorite Quote: "Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

Kaleb Lee, Village Mentor

Kaleb Lee
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Environmental Technology and Management Minor: Environmental Toxicology
Spring 2020 Class: Junior
Fun Fact: I like to sing karaoke
Favorite Quote: “We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” - Bob Ross

Jaylan Paige, Village Mentor

Jaylan Paige
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Paper Science and Engineering Minor: Business Administration
Spring 2020 Class: Junior
Fun Fact: I ate a scorpion while studying abroad in China
Favorite Quote: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou

Marlon Kinnard, RA for BMI

Marlon Kinnard
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Accounting Minor: Spanish
Spring 2020 Class: Junior
Fun Fact: I am all the way from Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite Quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King Jr.