Nadia is a Certified Sommelier (CS) with the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with the American Society of Wine Educators. In addition, she is a French Wine Scholar (FWS) with the French Wine Society and an Italian Wine Specialist (IWS) with the North American Sommelier Association, N.A.S.A. Nadia also attended the Washington School of Protocol to become a Certified International Etiquette and Business Protocol Consultant. She is a member of of the Guild of Master Sommeliers, the French Wine Society and N.A.S.A.
In 2016, Nadia was one of the official judges of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, as well as the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Nadia’s interest in wines began in her youth in her native Bulgaria. Education eventually brought her to California, where she earned a B.S. from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Prior to USC, Nadia studied at Sofia University in Bulgaria and the University of Salzburg in Austria.