Kristen Maryn

Kristen Maryn (Hakijamii the Economics and Social Rights Centre): Kristen received her BS in Business Administration and BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2007. Upon graduating, she traveled to Nigeria to work with a micro-finance program. After returning from Nigeria, Kristen worked in corporate management. At the time of her fellowship, Kristen was pursuing her JD at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, with a focus on migration, conflict amelioration, and alternative dispute resolution. After her fellowship Kristen wrote: “This fellowship reiterated my goal of getting to a place where I do not need to sit back and wait for someone to help me in order to get things done. I really enjoyed being part of a network that was small enough that it felt like a family, but had a global reach.”



Streets of Nairobi

21 Jun

A large part of my time in Nairobi has been spent driving to and from work and my host-home.  The drive spans the length of Nairobi, and in the morning can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.  In the evening, we are lucky to make it back in an hour; typically it takes around two.

Needless to say, I finally remembered to start bringing a book.  But every once in a while, the ridiculous drive, traffic and sights inspired me to document the trip.  So, welcome to Nairobi (as seen from a car)!

If you get motion-sick easily, I recommend skipping this one.  Roads are not kept in the best shape.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgCxmmbRMns

Posted By Kristen Maryn

Posted Jun 21st, 2011

5 Comments

  • Kristen Maryn

    June 21, 2011

     

    Thanks, Pegah! It was fun to make…made the drive go by faster and helped me find the humor in it. 🙂

    The rainy season is “over,” so they say…I don’t buy it. It is overcast most days and probably rains an average of three days a week. Could be worse, I suppose! It also rains more in the hilly part of Nairobi where I am living.

  • Kristen Maryn

    June 28, 2011

     

    Thanks Karin and Iain!

    I wish the traffic was moving that quickly…the video was definitely sped up as fast as iMovie would allow!

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