Claire Latané is a writer, community advocate, and ecological designer. Her work focuses on climate-appropriate design, green schoolyards, and promoting equitable access to humane urban environments and nature. She designed the living schoolyard for Eagle Rock Elementary School, which LAUSD facilities director called the crown jewel of their schoolyard greening projects. Her writing has appeared in Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Dirt, and the Los Angeles Times. The Landscape Architecture Foundation selected her as one of four inaugural Fellows for Innovation and Leadership to advocate for restorative high school landscapes to support mental health. Claire taught landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and East Los Angeles College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona.