A counseling psychologist and former Professor of Clinical Psychology, Kayoko has more than 20 years of diversity training, content development, and facilitation experience. She enjoys mentoring and teaching across topics including anti-racism and social justice as well as women's issues including body image and mothering. She currently works with Tsuru for Solidarity, a Japanese American advocacy group leading healing circles that address issues of intergenerational and community trauma. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and brings her bicultural, international, and feminist perspectives to her professional work. She maintains a regular practice of Ashtanga yoga.