Pema Tobgyel is from Buli, Zhemgang. He graduated from Jakar Higher Secondary School in Bumthang. Pema and his two siblings are being raised by their single mother whose main source of income is small scale farming. Pema is not only academically driven but is also an active volunteer for various social services. His zest for volunteerism and helping people around him inculcated his ambition to be a medical professional. He was especially inspired to become a nurse after seeing health workers providing critical services on the frontline during COVID-19. Pema will study Nursing and Midwifery at Royal Thimphu College under Loden-RTC Scholarship.