Sangay is the only child to a mother who has an intellectual disability. Sangay completed her high school in 2017 with the help of her uncle who funded her education. However, her uncle is not able to fund her college degree since he also has to pay the school expenses of his own two children. Sangay is now a Loden Scholar majoring in Bachelors of History and Dzongkha at Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan. She hopes to become a Member of the Parliament one day.