Alondra Bobadilla nurtured her love for writing since she learned her first letters. In January 2020, she was named Boston's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate. Alondra uses her writing to highlight social issues that impact her and her community. Through her own work, she demonstrates how creative expression can be a powerful tool for youth to examine feelings around issues, find their voice, and speak up about the changes they want to see for their future. She attends UMass Boston.