Ms Krause graduated at the International Business and Cultural Studies, Passau University. She holds the title Master of Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) obtained at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
Ms Krause brings 17 years of humanitarian and development work, including in emergency operations, with a focus on management, social and economic rehabilitation, education, and humanitarian coordination. She has been working with UNHCR for 13 years in the areas of refugee protection, emergency and program management, advocacy and partnership building, and policy development. She has worked with UNHCR, NGOs and development partners in Africa, Asia, Europe and at UNHCR headquarters.
Ms Stefanie Krause assumed her functions at the UNHCR Representation in Serbia in September 2020. She was assigned Representative ad interim, UNHCR Representation in Serbia in April 2022.
In addition to German, her mother tongue, Ms Krause speaks English, French and Spanish.