Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in rural northeast Thailand. Since her family is ethnic Laotian, she grew up speaking both the Thai and Lao languages. She received a B.A. in English with first class honors from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. While studying for her M.A. degree at Kobe University in Japan, she gained extensive experience teaching the Thai language to foreigners at the Japan-Thailand Trade Association and the Berlitz Language School in Osaka.
In the United States, Benjawan has taught Thai language classes at Stanford University, at a number of Thai temples in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to numerous private students. She has over seventeen years experience as a professional translator and court interpreter and has been a registered Thai and Lao interpreter with the Judicial Council of California since 1995.
Benjawan is also a professional writer and editor. She has written and developed content for more than twenty books and Smartphone apps for English speakers to learn the Thai and Lao languages. She is a bestselling author in her home country of Thailand and internationally on Amazon.com, being well known for her books Thai for Beginners and Lao for Beginners, along with dictionaries for these two languages.
Her language books and apps are praised as being easy to read, user-friendly, and highly informative and she is regarded as an authority on the languages and social customs of Thailand and Laos. She has a legion of devoted book fans worldwide. She has always been health conscious and interested in improving her health and well-being. After a major incident that affected her husband s health in 2012, she started a search for ways to heal herself and her husband. She finally found natural ways to cure their health problems and is sharing them with you.