Jody Lewen is the founder and President of Mount Tamalpais College. Jody’s involvement dates back to 1999, when she started working as a volunteer. Over the years, she has served as a thought leader in the field of prison education, advocating for the values of high academic quality and inclusivity, as well as serving as a resource to policymakers, practitioners, academics, and the administrations at San Quentin State Prison and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In addition to numerous awards personal awards, the organization received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama under her leadership.
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