Creating a better future for our kids


By Lily Rahnema

I am the new Community Engagement Manager for the Richmond Refinery. I’m excited to work in this vibrant community and get to know the people and organizations who make it special.

For the last decade, I worked abroad for some of the world’s largest development organizations including the United Nations, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wildlife Fund, but my roots are in the Bay Area. My career started in San Francisco working on juvenile justice issues and K-12 and college education.

Working with at-risk youth remains one of the most impactful experiences in my life and career, as I witnessed first-hand how education is a catalyst for young people to explore their own complex identities and to carve out their future in a positive way. This is an area that I am looking forward to emphasizing in my role here at Chevron.

Few factors are more important to the future success of communities than having a well educated population that is prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We cultivate innovative partnerships with organizations, local governments, community and nonprofit organizations to improve instruction in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Read the September newsletter to learn more about a few local education programs we support and find out how you can contribute to their success. 

The start of school this year is an exciting time and I look forward to continuing our collaborative partnerships with community leaders and advocates to help local kids get the resources they need for success at every level of education.

Lily Rahnema recently joined the Richmond Refinery team as the Community Engagement Manager