Born in Cittadella on 18 December 1998, the opposite hitter of Nigerian origin made her Italy debut on 16 May 2014 aged just 15 in a 3-0 defeat to Czech Republic in San Bonifacio. She was part of the national team that finished second in the 2017 Grand Prix in Nanjing and won the silver medal at the 2018 World Championship, where she was also named the tournament’s best opposite hitter. A product of Club Italia, Paola has represented Novara for the last two seasons, winning the Coppa Italia twice (2018 and 2019), the Super Cup (2017) and the Champions League (2019). In 2015 she won the World Championship at Under-18 level before a bronze medal in the same competition at Under-20 level. She will play for Conegliano next season.