Rafael A. Lozano retired from the United States Air Force in June of 1995 with the rank of Master Sergeant. After earning a Bachelor of Science at the Evergreen State College, he accepted a position at the college as the Assistant Director for Registration Programs. Under this role, he managed, reviewed and awarded veteran’s and dependent’s tuition waivers, GI Bill benefits, counseled, advised, provided guidance and interpreted policy to veterans and dependents who were considering pursuing a college degree. In 2012 after working at Evergreen for close to 15 years, and after earning the Master of Public Administration, was offered and accepted a position at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs as a Manager of the central office service center, where he provided support to veterans, and dependents who were seeking assistance with state, county and federal veteran’s benefits. As of June 2019, he has accepted a position as WDVA’s Outreach and Community Partnerships Coordinator where he works on spreading information on benefits, entitlements, and resources available to veteran’s and family members, in the state of Washington; and expanding the agencies’ network with for profit and nonprofit organizations who support veterans and their families..