Jia H. Jung

Jia Jung is a New York City-based nonfiction writer and storyteller.

Jia Jung is a New York City-based nonfiction writer and storyteller who was born and raised in Massachusetts and educated in California. She has lived and worked in the Marshall Islands, Korea and India, and feels lucky to have traveled around the world. Between assignments, she works on her late father's biography, produces two podcasts, participates in open water swims and performs traditional Tahitian dance.

Child looks at camera while sucking thumb

In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.


Mentors and liaisons in Springdale are determined to help Marshallese students preserve their language and culture, despite state law. And they hope their programs can grow.

A big screen above a high school graduation ceremony in a stadium

Most high schoolers worry about graduation. These students are also being challenged to save their culture