Luisa and Dennis McLoughlin of Carpinteria are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Asia McLaughlin of Carpinteria to Nicholas Batastini of Santa Barbara. The groom-elect’s parents are Barbara and Victor Batastini of Santa Barbara.
After graduating from the Cate School in 2005, Asia attended the University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations & Cinema-Television in 2009. She then studied at Columbia University in the city of New York where she completed a Master in International Affairs, International Finance & Economic Policy in 2015. She is currently employed at the International Justice Mission, a nonprofit protecting people in poverty from violence.
Nicholas attended Bishop Garcia Diego High School, graduating in 2003, before attending Western Washington University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 2018. Nicholas is currently employed at Santa Barbara Sand and Topsoil, his family’s business, which supplies Santa Barbara County with aggregate building material since 1910.
The wedding will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito.