Assistant Vice President
Sydney Diavua serves as the assistant vice president of the Community Development department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, providing direct oversight for the Community Partnerships and Investment team and the Special Projects and Strategic Support team. She joined the St. Louis Fed in May 2020 as the director of community partnerships and investment. Diavua specializes in community development finance and community engagement strategy, leading efforts across the Eighth Federal Reserve District to understand low- and moderate-income communities and transform the flow of community development capital.
Prior to joining the St. Louis Fed, Diavua worked as a community engagement advisor and community engagement associate at the Philadelphia Fed. Additionally, she was a program officer at Innovations in Civic Participation, an international nonprofit focused on advocacy, research and leadership training in the areas of youth civic participation and national service. She also worked for the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change as a program associate covering issues in comprehensive community change and racial equity, as well as on the National Democratic Institute’s Citizen Participation team.
Diavua has a master's degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Spelman College.