Marlene Kronenberg grew up in Dagmersellen (LU). She graduated from Kantonsschule Sursee and received her Matura diploma in 2007. Thereafter she took an English course in Ireland and worked as an Aupair in Cheseaux sur Lausanne (VD). In fall 2008 she started her bachelor studies at the Department for Geosciences at the University of Fribourg. While continuing with her master studies at the same department her interest in glaciology was constantly growing. An important event for her choice to focus on glaciers was a spontaneous job as a field assistant on Kyrgyz glaciers. During her studies Marlene worked as a sociocultural animator at the students centre and as a tutor/under assistant for the Department of Geosciences (both the University of Fribourg). After a bit more than a year working as a project collaborator (Proyecto Glaciares+) for Meteodat GmbH in Zurich, Marlene will start a PhD in Glaciology at the University of Fribourg in April 2017. During her spare time she was a Jubla guide during many years in the past. She still enjoys being in camps and really enjoys outdoor activities. She loves to discover new places travelling abroad or visiting unknown places in Switzerland.