Born in 1965. Since 1996 she has worked on a freelance basis as an education officer at the Neanderthal Museum and as a freelance journalist. Ms. Krautz has also been employed as a marketing assistant at the museum since 1999.
Ms. Krautz first studied chemistry at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. She then studied ecotrophology, focusing on business administration, at the Rheinischen Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn, completing her studies in 1991. She worked for three years at Eismann Co. in their sales and marketing department.