The Federal Reserve Board and the Reserve Banks employ economists across a wide range of areas of expertise. Research assistants (RAs) are generally hired directly after undergraduate study and work alongside economists. RAs are usually in their positions for a few years and leave the role well suited to pursue a graduate degree—often in economics.

Economist Diversity Data – Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Entity Asian Black/
African
American
Hispanic/
Latino
Native Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific Islander
American
Indian or
Alaska Native
Two or
More
White    Count
   Female Male    Female Male    Female Male    Female Male    Female Male    Female Male    Female Male
Ph.D. Economist 3 15 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 27 59
Research Assistant  2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 18
Total 5 15 2 4 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 34 77

You can find diversity information from the Federal Reserve Board and the other Federal Reserve Banks on the Board website.