Malene entered the world in 1970. She grew up in Linå, a town in eastern Jutland inhabited by a couple of thousand souls. From the fifth grade and on, her schooling took place in the adjacent town of Silkeborg, where she also attended the gymnasium later on. After the gymnasium her interest in marketing led her to the to-year Market Economy education in business school, and subsequently she got a trainee position in Jysk Sengetøjslager in Copenhagen.
However, life as a trainee was not Malene’s cup of tea, and instead she moved back to Jutland where she started a nine month Advertising Coordination course at Jensen’s Bureau in Århus. Due to her great interest in music, she later started working for the Music Magazine,Gaffa as a volunteer. There, Malene worked as administrator and as an all-round odd-jobber, and with time her efforts were rewarded with permanent employment.
After four years at Gaffa, Malene took a web course, and among other things she took part in designing of a website for Århus Filmby. But after a while, the music caught up with her again – hence she now works for ROSA.