Mr. Krause is a dual-degree student in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He graduated with a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011), where he studied Anthropology, International Studies, and Education. Prior to returning to academic study at the University of Arizona, Mr. Krause worked in domestic and international education and public health, most recently as a certified K-12 educator in the Galveston Independent School District (Texas) and as a community health educator at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Southeast Texas Poison Center.
Mr. Krause has spent significant time in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Guatemala. He is a community-engaged researcher and draws on the health and social sciences to explore topics of syndemics and stress; the political economy of health and wellness; im/migration and border health; food security and international nutrition; and the psycho-social health of adolescents. Mr. Krause's thesis research uses mixed methods to explore the experiences of young Haitian men with racial stigma, occupational health, and neoliberalism while working in the informal tourism sector of the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Krause is a current Paul D. Coverdell Fellow and graduate research assistant at the UA Center for Regional Food Studies.