Lauren Altomare is a bilingual writer and orator. She is a recipient of the Ontario Secondary Secondary School Teacher’s Federation Student Achievement Award in the French Senior Category for her poems “Le piano Place-des-Arts” (2021) and “Les vignes” (2022). Lauren was also a bilingual semifinalist (2021) and finalist (2022) in the national Poetry in Voice spoken word competition. Throughout high school, her poems and articles were published in The Lyon and The Epigram, student-run newspapers at secondary schools across the Toronto District School Board. She resides in Toronto, where she is currently studying engineering at the University of Toronto.