Raised in the Santa Barbara area, Allie Rigonati is excited to be part of an organization that has brought so much to this community which she loves so dearly. Ms. Rigonati joined the Music Academy in late 2017, after having spent three years working as a writer/editor at ABC-CLIO, an editorial reference publisher based in Goleta.  Before that, she spent a brief period living in the Bay Area, where she received her BA in comparative literature from UC Berkeley.  Ms. Rigonati has also enjoyed stints working as an editorial intern at a weekly newspaper, as a production assistant, and as an administrative intern for an environmental consulting firm.  She is excited to put her passion for communication and the written word into her role as advancement associate and looks forward to learning more about the world of nonprofits and fundraising.

When not at the Academy, Ms. Rigonati can typically be found at East Beach playing volleyball or exploring the endless beauty of Santa Barbara’s backcountry trails. She loves a good trivia night and is an avid Seinfeld fan.