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International Students & Scholars

Meet our Advisors

Get to know our International Students & Scholars staff!

The International Students & Scholars team is a division within the Office for International Programs. We support Loyola's community of F-1 students, J-1 students and scholars, H-1B employees and Permanent Residents. Our office strives to provide for all international student needs and works to create a purposeful, healthy, and fun environment on campus.

Tami headshot Tami Renner

Assistant Director, International Students & Scholars

773.508.6080, Sullivan Center 206, trenner@luc.edu

Before joining Loyola, Tami was the Assistant Director of Student Affairs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  She has also worked as an international student and scholar advisor at Wayne State University and Northwestern University.  Tami currently serves as Chair-Elect for the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholars Services, for NAFSA: Association for International Educators.  She enjoys living in Chicago and exploring all of its great neighborhoods.  Tami loves to travel and is hoping to visit at least one new country every year! 


BA Elementary Education, University of Sioux Falls

MA Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

Where she’s been:

France, Italy, England, New Zealand, Canada, Belize, Honduras, Spain

Where she hopes to go:

Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Vietnam, the list could go on and on.


Marian Marian Carlson

International Student Advisor

312.915.6217, Corboy Law Center 808, mcarl2@luc.edu

Marian, proud Wisonconsonite and Swedish descendant, joined Loyola's Office for International Programs(OIP) in 2006.  Her first position at the OIP involved working with study abroad students.  After almost 7 years of sending students overseas, Marian switched to the International Students & Scholars(ISS) Division of the OIP.  In her ISS role as an advisor to hundreds of Loyola's international students, she applies her interest and academic background in rules, regulations, and cultures on a daily basis.  Marian loves all things Swedish and enjoys taking different language classes.  Her current favorite language is Swedish, of course!


BA Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance/Psychology, University of Minnesota. 

Where she's been:

Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, China, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica

Where she'd like to go:

SWEDEN! Also, Turkey, Morocco, Scotland, Japan, and South Africa. 


Jennelle Jennelle Dronkers

International Student Advisor

773.508.6006, Sullivan Center 206, jdronkers@luc.edu

Originally from California, Jennelle moved with her family to Hawaii, Japan, and Florida.  After college she taught English in Tokyo for 3 years.  Jennelle  transitioned from a teacher in Japan to an international student in the UK in 2007.  After graduate school she worked in London as an International Admissions Officer for Brunel University LIBT.  A year later she was promoted to Marketing Manager, a position which often took her to the Far East and Latin America to promote international higher education.  Jennelle moved to Chicago in 2012 and has enjoyed making the Windy City her new home. 


BA English, Florida State University

MA Journalism, Brunel University London

Where she’s been:

Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, The Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Colombia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Sweden, Czech Republic, UAE, Jamaica, The Bahamas

Where she hopes to go:

Brazil, Kenya, Venezuela, Peru, Cape Verde, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Russia, and oh, pretty much everywhere.


Janet Flores Janet Flores

Faculty & Immigration Coordinator, Maywood Campus

708.216.3606, jflores@lumc.edu

Janet works in the Health Sciences Division and is the Faculty and Immigration Coordinator supporting the office of Faculty Affairs for the Health Sciences Division as well as providing assistance for all foreign scholars and graduate students on the Maywood Campus.  She is located in the Dean/Provost Office in the School of Medicine in Room 420.  She has lived in the Chicago suburbs her whole life and worked in the Dean's office for the past 14 of her 28 years at Loyola.


Where she's been:

Mexico, The Bahamas, Jamaica

Where she would like to go:

India and China









International Students & Scholar Services · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sherdian Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.3899 · iss@luc.edu

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