Tenley Lozano holds an undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College. Her essays have appeared on The War Horse and Catapult Magazine websites, and in several anthologies. Tenley co-edited the anthology of military essays Incoming-Sex, Drugs, and Copenhagen: Veteran Writers on Escapism. She was awarded Crab Orchard Review’s 2017 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for an essay about PTSD and finding healing by backpacking with her service dog, Elu. Tenley is a Coast Guard veteran living in San Diego, California, where she works as a ship design engineer and technical writer.