Snapshot: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Driving that Kenyan train.

Rachel K. Dooley

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Nairobi — On Jan. 5, 2010, Kenyan passengers hang onto an overloaded train, after public transport was paralyzed in Kenyan cities as minibus taxi drivers went on a three-day strike to protest alleged extortion and corruption by Kenyan police. Thousands of workers who rely on the so-called matatus (minibuses) were forced to stay home. Others walked for hours or hitchhiked to work. Officials of the two groups that called the countrywide bus strike were set to meet with Internal Security Minister George Saitoti in an attempt to end the paralyzing protest. (Photo by Simon Maina/​AFP/​Getty Images)

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Rachel K. Dooley is the Creative Director for In These Times.

Rachel has been with In These Times since May 2005. She has overseen the transition and redesign of the small national bi-weekly to a larger glossy monthly — all while ensuring deadline was met. She manages the art department designing every issue from concept to production, both for print and for the web (InThe​se​Times​.com). She manages freelance illustrators, photographers, print vendors while working closely with the editorial staff to coordinate all the aspects that go into producing a high-quality monthly. She also works with development and publishing departments to plan and maintain the publication’s visual branding standards and fundraising strategies.

Rachel specializes in design solutions for nonprofit organizations — past clients include the PBS’s POV, Environmental Protection Agency, Kartemquin Films and the National Association for Multicultural Education. She has volunteered with for Project Philanthropy and is a former executive board member of the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse. She has been an active member of the Best Buddies program since 2001.

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