Claire Latané is an assistant professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her work focuses on climate-appropriate design, green schoolyards, and promoting equitable access to humane urban environments and nature. Her writing has appeared in Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Dirt blog, and the Los Angeles Times. She was selected as an inaugural Fellow for Innovation and Leadership by the Landscape Architecture Foundation in 2017. Previously she was a Senior Associate at Studio-MLA in Los Angeles. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina and her MLA from Cal Poly Pomona.