Sonam earned her doctorate in Earth Sciences from IIT Gandhinagar in 2019. Her specializations are in the field of fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, and geospatial science.  Understanding the interaction between landscape morphology (landscape and local scale terrain morphometric characteristics) and the resultant processes (geomorphic and hydrological) that design our landscapes via erosional and depositional mechanisms are her primary interests.

Sonam obtained a B.Sc. (H) and an M. Sc. in Geology from the University of Delhi, Hansraj College.