Jodi Tharan is the Admissions Coordinator at Starr King School for the Ministry. In 2009, Jodi received the Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley Grant from the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (UUWF). This grant afforded her the time to be on the Worship Committee at Starr King. She has designed curricula for First Five of California & Seneca Center—agencies that serve immigrants, foster children and strengthen early childhood education. Jodi is an observant Jew and a candidate for UU religious leadership.