Paula Maia, DipWSET, Student Services Manager
Paula is the Operations Manager and Buyer at International Wine Center. With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, Paula has completed her WSET Level 3 Advanced with Distinction and the WSET Diploma Level 4. Paula has also formal training in culinary arts and holds a certification from the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners-ICIF.
From 2007 to 2016 Paula owned and operated OAK, a Restaurant & Wine Bar, together with her husband Renato Sinitean, a WSET Diploma holder. With OAK they shared their love of food, wine and travel. Paula is an active wine traveler and frequently attends wine tastings, seminars and events.