Dr Nia Imani Fields

Nia Imani Fields, Ed.D. is the Maryland 4-H Program Leader and Assistant Director of Maryland Extension. Dr. Fields has a doctorate in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from Morgan State University and has a long career in youth and community engagement. Throughout her educational and professional career, her focus has been to work towards the positive development of children, youth, families and communities.  As the Maryland 4-H Program Leader, Dr. Fields provides leadership and direction for 4-H Youth Development programs, faculty and staff. In this role, she also serves on the University of Maryland Extension (UME) administrative team as the Assistant Director of UME. Dr. Fields is passionate about 4-H youth development and our ability to bridge networks and opportunities for all young people. Her true purpose in life is to expose as many young people as possible to new and exciting experiences—experiences that encourage youth to dream BIG! This often allows youth to grow empathy and see the world as bigger than just themselves.

Nia Imani Fields, Ed.D. is the Maryland 4-H Program Leader and Assistant Director of Maryland Extension. Dr. Fields has a doctorate in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from Morgan State University and has a long career in youth and community engagement.

Throughout her educational and professional career, her focus has been to work towards the positive development of children, youth, families and communities.  As the Maryland 4-H Program Leader, Dr. Fields provides leadership and direction for 4-H Youth Development programs, faculty and staff. In this role, she also serves on the University of Maryland Extension (UME) administrative team as the Assistant Director of UME.

Dr. Fields is passionate about 4-H youth development and our ability to bridge networks and opportunities for all young people. Her true purpose in life is to expose as many young people as possible to new and exciting experiences—experiences that encourage youth to dream BIG! This often allows youth to grow empathy and see the world as bigger than just themselves.