Jordan Dillard, Villanova University | 2017 Health Corps Fellow, Rwanda
Jordan comes to us as a recent graduate of Villanova University where she majored in English and minored in Communications. She played on the women’s basketball team for all four years, and served as a captain for the 2016-2017 season. She is the fourth of Courtney and Gayla Dillard’s five children, and she grew up just outside of Atlanta with her brothers and sisters. She believes that her experiences on and off the court have shaped her into the person that she is today, and is now teaching others how basketball can cultivate self-worth and communal respect. Jordan has had an amazing time in Rwanda thus far; she is coaching at two courts; Kayonza and in Rukara, and is playing for the Ubumwe pro women's team in Kigali.
Matt Barr, Bentley University | 2017 Health Corps Fellow, Rwanda
Matt comes to us as a recent graduate of Bentley University where he majored in marketing and minored in computer information systems. Matt was a member of the men’s basketball team for all four years at Bentley. A New England native, Matt hails from Stratham, New Hampshire where he grew up with his parents, Gary and Pat, and older brother, Chris. Aside from basketball, he is passionate about the arts and nature - when he isn’t in the gym playing, you can find Matt outside enjoying his natural surroundings. As someone for whom basketball has meant so much and brought incredible opportunity, he is enjoying every minute of his time in Rwanda. Matt is coaching in Rwinkwavu and Nyamirama and is living with the In Country Program Director, Chloe Rothman.
Chloe Rothman, Merrimack College | 2016 Health Corps Fellow, Rwanda
Chloe grew up in the Boston area with three brothers. She is a graduate of Merrimack College where she studied Sports Medicine. She was a member of the Varsity Basketball team during her four years at Merrimack. From there, Chloe went on to play basketball professionally for a year in Israel. Chloe loves to coach basketball to athletes of all ages and abilities; she is big on teaching confidence and loves building personal relationships with the players and coaches that she has been able to work with.
Chloe had an amazing year in Rwanda, where her and Jake grew the program by over 200%. Chloe lead the expansion of the women's and girls program at her courts and is a crowd favorite both on and off the court. Chloe has taken on the role of the In Country Program Director in Rwanda this year.