Marlene Andrade is a second-year doctor of audiology student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BA in Linguistics and also the University of Oregon with a BA in communication disorders and sciences as a post-bacc. She is interested in pediatric audiology, hearing aids, and balance. Marlene is excited to promote collaboration among the state’s audiologists and AuD students to advance the profession in the state of Minnesota. Outside of school, Marlene loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and explore the outdoors.