Ala Pavlovna Hnatiuk has completed her studies at the Nautical Institute in Argentina with the title Bachelor in Maritime Transportation. She has ten years of experience at sea on different kind of vessels, including offshore vessels and expedition vessels in the Antarctic and the Arctic areas, obtaining the title of Captain in 2015.

She is studying on the second year of Master in Maritime Management at the University of South-Eastern Norway.  She joined the Training and Assessment Group as Student Assistant on January 2019, and currently is assisting on the InnoTraining Project (Innovating Maritime Training Simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality). Ala is collaborating on the organization of TARG´s 9thWorkshop on Training and Assessment, which will be held in October 2019.