MP Yangchen Dolkar was born in exile, did her B. Sc. Zoology from Shillong and M. Sc. in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. She also has a Diploma in Computer Application and Diploma in Retail Management.
She worked as a General Secretary at RTYC and Regional Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk, Shillong. She is one of the founders of Dege Gyalyong Welfare Society.
She was elected to the 15th and 16th TPiE from Dhotoe Cholkha. As a parliamentarian, she lacks the understanding of Tibetan language and hence, it is doubtful how much justice she can do in the parliament deliberations. She is seen representing her area Shillong most of the time.
Having opted to be a member of parliament by choice, not knowing Tibetan is no excuse.
Her loyalty to her Cholkha is clear from the responsibilities she had taken in Chushi Gangdruk and Dege Society.