Know Your ELLC Mentors and Tutors

The mentor/tutors for the Engineering Living and Learning Community are available to help you better navigate and succeed in your chosen engineering profession. They can also provide some assistance in selected courses should you need some extra help. Tutoring and mentoring is available in the third floor study rooms and lobby of Hurst Hall and in the study room of Critz Hall. The tutoring schedule can be found here.

You may first think of your ELLC Mentors and Tutors as people to help with your courses, and they can certainly do that, but you should also think of them as mentors. They are engineering students who have proven themselves capable of navigating the difficult courses, pressures of being an engineering student, and being engaged in other activities. They can help you navigate the hurdles you will find in college and provide advice on how to succeed in college. Feel free to talk to them about more than just calculus or chemistry problems.

In addition to seeking help from the mentors below, you should also check with your professor and see if there are any resources available to you in the department in which the course is taught.

Heather Bouse

Heather Bouse

Hey everyone! I am a senior in chemical engineering from Cleveland, Mississippi. I have worked in a co-op position for Ergon Refining, Inc. in Vicksburg for two terms, where I got to experience engineering projects and the petroleum industry first-hand. For fun, I like to exercise at the Sanderson Center, play video games, and listen to music. I look forward to tutoring with the Engineering Living Learning Community this year, and I welcome anyone to stop by for class help or advice!

Corwin Drummond

Corwin Drummond

I am a senior at Mississippi State and a US Army veteran. I spent my childhood in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I was really into high school band. My job in the Army was Information Technology (I call it Army Geek Squad). I attended MGCCC in Gulfport prior to transferring to State. My favorite hobbies include riding my motorcycle, hanging out with the campus cats, music, anime, and comics.

Brayden Jackson

Brayden Jackson

Hey there, I'm a senior in chemical engineering in my fifth year at MSU. I am native of Starkville, MS with a love for traveling and partying at concerts. Although when in Starkville, I enjoy tennis with friends and trivia night at Gondoliers. Give me a shout if you have any questions in your classes.

Jackson Kelly

Jackson Kelly

I am a senior biological engineering major from Martin, TN. I spent the summer after my freshman year working for Fourroux Prosthetics as an intern in Huntsville, AL. I spent this past summer interning for Young America’s Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. I have worked with ELLC for a year and a half, and I have the honor of being the lead coach of this program. I really enjoy getting to know and work with the students that I’ve tutored and advised. If you’re a student, come get help with school or college life, and we can talk about music after that!

Serena Liles

Serena Liles

Hey y’all! I’m a junior double majoring in biomedical engineering and biochemistry, but I’ve spent the last two years studying civil engineering. When I’m not working on schoolwork, I like binging Netflix and cuddling my cat. I’m so excited to see what this year brings! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Ross Robertson

Ross Robertson

I'm a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I'm originally from Peachtree City, Georgia, where everyone drives around on golf carts. When I have some free time, I enjoy rock climbing and playing foosball. During my time at Mississippi State, I have been involved in undergraduate composite research and have interned for NASA. Feel free to come to me with any questions!