Rev. Dana Takagi is Professor (Emerita) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dana taught sociology for three decades at UCSC, has worked with the National Institutes for Health on diversity issues, and is a book series editor at UC Press. Her career work informs her Dharma practice, and vice versa. Dana practiced for many years at the Santa Cruz Zen Center where she received lay and priest ordination from Katherine Thanas, and Dharma transmission from Eugene Bush. Her Dharma name is Kei Sei E Kyo (Valley Sound, Wisdom Mirror).