Allie Fields ’22

Family specialist, Shenandoah Valley Social Services

Sociology

Patience and understanding are values that have always guided Allie Fields ’22.

“My desire to help others was influenced by my mother,” she said. “She has always been a generous person with her time and energy, and she taught me that you give others the clothes off your back if they need it. I came to Randolph with an idea of the person I wanted to be for my community.”

Fields majored in history and sociology, with a minor in human services. Now she’s bound for Shenandoah Valley Social Services in Vinton, Virginia, where she’s accepted a job as a family specialist assisting foster children.

She trained at a domestic violence shelter for women and their children during the summer of 2020. That experience, coupled with her time at Randolph in both the history and sociology departments, has prepared her for this first step in her career.

“It helped me gain the tools I needed to offer a safe outlet for those who feel helpless,” Fields said.

She chose to apply to Randolph after taking a campus tour during her junior year of high school.

“I felt like I had already found my home for the next four years,” she said. “I’ve gained lifelong friends and made memories I’ll never forget. I was able to come out of my shell and get involved while expanding my education. Randolph has the ability to make students feel that we can find our niche anywhere behind the Red Brick Wall.”