Dr. Lee Ann De Reus is Co-Founder of Panzi Foundation USA and an Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Women Studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. She travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S.
Dr. De Reus is a 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards from Penn State University including the Spirit of Internationalization Award given in honor of her commitment to global service and outreach. She is a featured activist in John Prendergast's book, The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes. A guest blogger for Women Under Siege and speaker about the crisis in the DRC, her 2013 presentations include TEDxPSU, Daring to Make a Difference for Congo (watch above) and the Oslo Freedom Forum, A Different Kind of Warfare.