Sonam acquired a Bachelors Degree from the Lady Shriram College of Commerce under the University of Delhi in India. After graduating, she worked at the Amankora for a year before joining Yangphel Adventure Travel. She is currently the Executive Travel Manager overseeing the Adventure Travel product development in addition to her role in marketing and communications.

Sonam hails from a small hamlet in the far eastern district of Trashigang and is the only daughter of three siblings. She has an inexhaustible energy at work and runs a tight-ship within the office, perhaps a trait she possessed from her father who was a retired army officer.