Tolgonai Akimova graduated from Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University majoring in Simultaneous Translation. She started her career as an English teacher in 2014. Tolgonai worked for the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. Later she became a PR manager for the Access Alumni Association and Bishkek Business Club public organization. She had an AIESEC Global Volunteer internship in Turkey and been involved in various educational youth projects within the local youth organizations.