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Marlene Orozco

B.A., Stanford University, 2010
M.A., Harvard University, 2011
Marlene Orozco

Marlene (morozco [at] (morozco[at]stanford[dot]edu)) 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. 


Selected Publications

Orozco, M. 2021. "The Salience of Ethnic Identity in Entrepreneurship: An Ethnic Strategies of Business Action Framework." Small Business Economics.

Jiménez, T. R. & Orozco, M. 2021. "Prompts, Not Questions: Four Techniques for Crafting Better Interview Protocols." Qualitative Sociology.

Orozco, M. 2020. "Reconceptualizing the Enclave: Measuring Success Among Latino-Owned Businesses." Social Science Quarterly.

Orozco, M., Morales, A., Pisani, M.J., & Porras, J. I. (Eds). 2020. Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. 

Widen, S., Orozco, M., Horng, E.L., & Loeb, S. 2019. "Reaching Unconnected Caregivers: Using a Text-Message  Education Program to Better Understand How to Support Informal Caregivers Role in Child Development." Journal of Early Childhood Research. 

Kramer, C., Battisto, J., Liberman, S., Orozco, M., Perez, I., Lee, N. 2018. Latino-owned Businesses: Shining a Light on National TrendsFederal Reserve Bank, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, Interise. 

Orozco, M., Oyer, P., & Porras, J. 2018. Research Report: State of Latino Entrepreneurship. Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. 

Morelix, A., Tareque, I., Orozco, M., Perez, I., Oyer, P., & Porras, J. 2018. The Latino Entrepreneurship Gap: A Comparative Measure of Latino Entrepreneurship Activity. Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative.

In the News

Helping Latino Businesses Keep PaceInsights by Stanford Business.

Immigration Edition. Radio Bilingue. 

Despite Big Barriers Latino Entrepreneurs are Outpacing all Others in U.S. Silicon Valley Business Journal.

What’s Fueling Latino Entrepreneurship — and What’s Holding It BackInsights by Stanford Business.

Stanford Study: Latino Startups are Growing In Number but are ‘Underbanked.’ Forbes.

Se incrementa el número de emprendedoras latinas en EE.UU. más rápido que otros grupos. CNN en Español. 

Los Emprendedores Latinos Superan las Barreras Financieras en Estados UnidosEl Pais

Empresarios latinos, muchos pero pequeños. El Diario NY.