Tammy Krause has worked on federal capital cases throughout the United States for the past seventeen years. Krause pioneered the legal profession, Defense-Victim Outreach, creating professional relationships between the defense attorneys and the victim's family in an effort to bridge the historical gap between the two sides. Krause's work awarded her two fellowships, a Soros Justice Fellowship (1998-2000) and an Askoka: Innovators for the Public Fellowship (2001-2004). She worked for the Federal Public Defender 2003-2007 as the National Coordinator for Defense-Initiated Victim Outreach. Krause completed her PhD at the University of Manchester School of Law in England. Her thesis is titled, "Playing the Victim: The Discretionary and Discriminatory Application of Victim Impact Statements by Federal Prosecutors in the USA." She holds a master's degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.