Forty for 40: Amanda Hitchins Lee, SLP '12

April 14, 2017
Amanda Hitchens with children

Amanda Hitchins Lee is showing how a small amount of money can make a huge impact.

She used $2,000 in donations to build the first soundproof auditory testing room in 2014 at the Centre for Education and Community Based Rehabilitation, a non-profit residential school that serves developmentally and physically challenged students in the eastern section of the Democratic Republic of Congo. “While we have a very long way to go in optimizing hearing, speech, and language services for the children, this was a wonderful and sustainable first step,” she says.

She plans to return in 2018 to work on projects that will provide running water and build an accessible bathroom at the school.