Lee Ann 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 crisis 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 rapesurvivors. 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. De Reus 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.