Marlene is the Lead Research Analyst with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative and a PhD candidate in Sociology. She holds a B.A. from Stanford with Honors 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 on the east side of San Jose, California. Marlene is trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. She is an IES Fellow in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis, a Mellon Fellow, and an EDGE Fellow and mentor at Stanford. Her current research focuses on immigrant integration and pathways of social mobility through entrepreneurship.