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Driven to make a difference

Meet Mansi Sanghvi. Engineer. Safety champion. Community pillar.

Mansi believes in purpose — at home, work, and in the community.

It is why she chose to join Phillips 66 nearly five years ago, first as an intern and later as an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer at the Bayway Refinery in Linden, New Jersey.

“I love being in the field, working with my peers and seeing the impact my work has,” Mansi says. “It drives me.”

So, too, does helping others. She recently helped organize a drive that raised funds to make salads for the homeless so they could enjoy a healthier lunch. She also spearheaded a project that distributed 700 dictionaries to area third-graders.

And at work, she taught yoga classes, with all proceeds going to programs benefiting youth, people on the autism spectrum and disabled veterans.

“It’s one of the most fulfilling parts of my life,” Mansi says of her volunteerism.

All told, Mansi has logged or organized more than 1,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $25,000 through donations and volunteer grants during her time at Phillips 66.

Employee volunteers logged a record 88,000 hours in 2019. Since 2012, the company has contributed $180 million to worthy causes, including nearly $40 million through gift-matching programs and volunteer grants.

At the refinery, Mansi designs and upgrades instrumentation critical to ensuring safe and reliable operations. Her work is key in helping Phillips 66 achieve operating excellence while remaining an industry leader in safety.

“People here are so genuinely smart and humble,” says Mansi. “They took the time to make sure I understood the technical learning curve. I feel like they are my family.”

In the community, she represents Phillips 66 on the boards of the local YMCA and the Rahway Community Action Organization, and in 2019 she became the youngest chairwoman of the Linden Rotary Satellite Club.

Mansi brings a unique perspective. Born and raised in western India, she immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and went to high school in New Jersey before attending Rutgers University.

She was no stranger to volunteerism prior to joining Phillips 66, but it was at Bayway that she felt empowered to do more through the refinery’s employee resource groups and the support she found from both management and peers.

“It just ignited something,” Mansi says. “Millennials, we want to feel like we are making an impact, and I feel fully supported.

“Good is needed in the world. Any little thing you can do can make a huge difference in a person’s life.”