Vilayvanh Bender is a member of The Authors Guild. She is an Inland Empire, California based Registered Dietitian in private practice working with children and families. She immigrated to America as a seven-year-old refugee girl after the Vietnam War. She’s married and is the mother of two children. Vilayvanh teaches both daughters her cultural heritage through stories and activities. She enjoys outdoor activities and trying new food. Spending time with family makes her most happy.