Madison Fields is a fellow at the O’Neill Institute.
While in law school, Fields served as a full-time resident at the ACLU of North Carolina, a legal extern for the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and a research assistant primarily focusing on public health policy and model legislation. Her work at the ACLU focused on the rights of incarcerated people, primarily on access to healthcare, as well as the rights of people arrested for protesting police violence in North Carolina.
Outside of her professional experience, Fields has engaged in several social justice initiatives, including initiatives for reproductive rights, racial equity, and incarcerated persons rights. Fields was a board member of her school’s Innocence Project, and received pro bono recognition for her service.
Ultimately, she hopes to effect change in American and global healthcare, making it more accessible and prioritizing treatment to the most vulnerable populations.
Fields received her J.D. from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is sitting for the February 2022 Uniform Bar Exam in Washington, D.C.