De Reus is the co-founder and assistant executive director of Panzi Foundation USA, an organization that seeks to raise awareness about the human rights
crises in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and partners with the General
Referral Hospital of Panzi in Congo to provide assistance to Congolese women.
The hospital specializes in treating survivors of sexual violence. De Reus
regularly travels to the DRC to conduct research and develop programs for rape
survivors. De Reus is an associate professor of human development and family studies
and women studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. De Reus also leads Beza Kids, a field project that supports vulnerable women and children who
survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
is a 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow and has received various awards and recognition
from Penn State University, including the George W. Atherton Award for
Excellence in Teach, and the Spirit of Internationalization Award. Alongside
her other endeavors, De Reus also leads the Genocide Relief Project which
focuses on anti-genocide advocacy, education and aid organization.