Nattama received her B.A. (first-class honors) from Chulalongkorn University in 1983 and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Oregon in 1985.
She is now a teacher at the Department of English, the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
Her main interest is in Applied Linguistics. She is now working on a research on Thai learners'errors in English writing.