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Karena Phan

Karena Phan is an Editorial Assistant at Time for Kids. Before joining TFK, she was an intern at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC. Karena grew up in Sacramento, California, and graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 2018 with a bachelor's in literary journalism and a minor in digital information systems. In college she was one of the first news interns at her campus radio station news program, KUCI News, where she found her passion working in a newsroom. She is excited about helping bring media literacy into the classroom and contributing her skills to the TIME for Kids team. In her free time she loves to rock climb, read comic books, and explore new food places.

Latest Stories

Stream On

April 10, 2020

For people staying indoors to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, watching movies and television shows on streaming platforms has become the go-to form of entertainment. TIME for Kids has put together a list of great shows and movies…


Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 6, 2020

Earth Day is April 22. It’s a day when people around the world work to help the planet. But many people, including kids, are passionate about protecting the Earth and its inhabitants every day. TIME for Kids spoke with a…


Back to Nature

April 1, 2020

The IMAX documentary Into America’s Wild highlights the natural beauty of the United States. It follows three adventure seekers—a long-distance hiker, a former astronaut, and a pilot—as they explore some of the country’s stunning landscapes. These include the Pando aspen…


Going Cashless

March 12, 2020

Picture this: After saving up your allowance, you finally have enough money to buy that toy, game, or piece of clothing you’ve been dreaming of. You go to the store and find the item. But when you get to the…


A New View of the Frontier

March 4, 2020

It’s 1880, and 14-year-old Hanna is beginning a new life with her father in the small town of LaForge, in the Dakota Territory. But the townspeople are not happy with their arrival. Hanna is half Asian, and the locals reject…


Making Breakthroughs

February 19, 2020

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for…


Teen Finds New Planet

January 17, 2020

NASA recently announced a new planet. It was discovered by 17-year-old Wolf Cukier during his summer internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in Maryland. Wolf monitored data collected from TESS, a NASA satellite. (TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey…


Iggy's World

January 15, 2020

Nine-year-old Iggy Frangi isn’t afraid to be himself. He has a lot of great ideas, even if they don’t always go according to plan. The Best of Iggy is about the misadventures of this mischievous boy. Author Annie Barrows calls…