Sonam holds a Masters from Nalanda International University in Ecology and Environmental Studies. She possesses skills in interdisciplinary and field-based research. Prior to SPRF, Sonam interned at the Center for Science and Environment's water programme where she worked in Agra, Jhansi, Etawah, Firozabad, and Shikohabad. Some of Sonam's academic interests include livelihoods, poverty, urban development, climate change, informal sector, and waste and water management. Sonam's dissertation was related to livelihood interventions by the informal recycling sector working in solid waste management in Bodhgaya.