Fireside Guest
Marlene Orozco

LBAN Researcher, Stanford University

Marlene Orozco is the Lead Research Analyst with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a PhD candidate in Sociology. Marlene is the lead editor and co-author of the book, Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative (Purdue University Press 2020), and has written academic publications in peer-reviewed journals in addition to several industry reports and research briefs. Her research has been featured in 100s of media stories, with coverage in Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Forbes, NBC News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, CNN en Español and Univision, among others. Marlene is trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. Her work is guided by her passion for education and economic equity and exploring pathways of mobility for immigrants, women, and diverse entrepreneurs.