After graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2008, Tenley Lozano spent five years as an officer in the US Coast Guard. During her tenure, she worked in the engineering department on a ship that patrolled the Pacific Ocean from Vancouver to the equator. She then attended Navy Dive School and spent two years as a diver. She is currently working on an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sierra Nevada College, has a day job as a ship design engineer, and spends weekends backpacking with her dog. She lives in Oceanside, California.
[photo credit: Matthew Baldwin]