Sona Hunanyan acquired her Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and Applied Mathematics from Yerevan State University in 2011. Later, in 2014, she completed a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne. Besides her studies, she gained practical experience while working as a quantitative analyst at the Nuclear Power Plant Goesgen, Daniken.

In 2022, Sona Hunanyan earned a Ph.D. from the University Of Zurich, Switzerland. The topic of her Ph.D. thesis is quantification of sensitivity and empirical determinacy in Bayesian hierarchical models. Her research focuses on Bayesian statistics and model diagnostics.