Sonam is from Dogar, Paro, and has recently graduated from Drukgyel Central School. Sonam and her three younger siblings are being raised by their single mother who is a farmer. Along with her mother, their eldest sister helps with the family expenses since being employed from last year. She achieved 81.25 % in class 12 and yet that was only enough to get a half scholarship to study MBBS. Without this scholarship, Sonam will not be able to cover the half of her tuition fees and living expenses. He will study MBBS in Bangladesh.