Marlene Orozco is a doctoral student in sociology and the lead research analyst with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. She holds a BA with honors from Stanford and an Ed.M. in education policy and management from Harvard. Prior to returning to graduate school, she was a fourth-grade lead teacher at a charter school in San Jose, California. Orozco is trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods of research and is a IES Fellow in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis. Her research focuses on immigrant integration and pathways of social mobility through entrepreneurship. Orozco leads annual data collection efforts to survey over 5,000 Latino entrepreneurs and is building a longitudinal panel of over 1,000 members. She is the lead author of the 2017-2020 State of Latino Entrepreneurship research reports at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research has been featured in over 100 media stories including Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Forbes, CNN en Español, Univision, and Telemundo, among others. Orozco was previously named 40 Under 40, Top Young Professionals by Silicon Valley Business Journal and recently presented the Stanford Community Impact Award by the Stanford Alumni Association.