Fields is currently a 6th grade teacher at a public charter school in Aurora. He has a law degree from the University of Colorado. Fields was raised in a family that placed a high value on education. His father grew up in a low income African-American neighborhood in New York. Then, his father went on to become the first person in his family to graduate from a 4 year college – and later earned his PhD and became a professor. His mother teaches English as a Second Language.