Sonorah is a native of Tyler. She attended Andy Woods Elementary, Hubbard Middle School, and Robert E. Lee High School. She chose to stay in Tyler to attend college and play volleyball at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she received her B.B.A in Marketing with a minor in Spanish.
Sonorah worked in the marketing profession in Dallas for two years before making the transition to coaching volleyball full time. She made the move back to Tyler and Brook Hill after coaching and running a select volleyball club in Dallas for a few years.