Mary Adams, The Pennsylvania State University

Mary Adams is responsible for international undergraduate recruitment at Penn State. During her career she has visited over 70 countries and has read thousands of applications from across the globe. For over 15 years she served on the Council of International Schools Higher Education and Asia Committees and, in conjunction with Wren Tours, directed recruitment tours to Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Renée Loayza, Lynn University

Renée Loayza is the Director of International Admission at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida. Since joining the university in 2010, Lynn has consistently ranked among the most international universities in the nation, taking the number one spot in the south by U.S. News and World Report. Renée served on the CIS Latin America Committee 2012-2021, chairing the committee in 2018, leading several tours in Latin America. She is a member of International ACAC, NAFSA and has presented at both International ACAC and CIS conferences. With over 20 years in higher education, Renée continues to follow her passion - changing student’s lives through international education.

Carolyn O'Keefe, Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Carolyn O’Keefe is an international education professional with over sixteen years of experience in the higher education sector, including fourteen years dedicated to student recruitment at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Since 2015, Carolyn has led numerous recruitment tours throughout the African continent and is a recipient of the IC3 Counselling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment / Admissions (Africa region) award for her efforts in supporting, practicing and encouraging full integrity throughout recruitment/admissions. As a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), Carolyn volunteered with the Canadian Higher Education Committee, as well as with the Committee on Europe, the Middle East and Africa for six years.

Molly Witt, The University of Vermont 

Molly Witt has over 15 years of professional experience within the field of International Education, including the last 10 years at the University of Vermont. Molly currently serves as an Associate Director of Admissions overseeing the International and Transfer Admission processes. Before beginning her journey at the University of Vermont, Molly earned her undergraduate degree in German in 2005. In 2008 she earned a Masters in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Global Education.


From the beginning, Wren Tours has been a proponent of higher education. We believe in the value of learning, whether at home or abroad. For the past 20 years, it has been our honor to provide numerous travel grants for international students to attend college in the United States and Europe. We have also extended special travel grants to international counselors, allowing them to attend global forums and participate in key events. In partnership with International ACAC, we are proud to support under-resourced, high-impact advising professionals around the world.

In addition, Wren Tours supports the noble mission of Second Chance, an initiative devoted to finding full scholarship opportunities for international students in need after the US admissions cycle has ended. To date, 100+ high achieving, low income (HALI) international students have received a second chance at higher education!