Party affiliation: Republican
Bessie Marie Williams Fields, American counselor, educator. Certified counseling and development; certified teacher, Oregon. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Urban League. Member American Association Counseling and Development, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Lodges: Toastmaster International, AKA.
Counselor, instructor Portland (Oregon) State University, 1971-1983. Instructor Portland Community College, 1975-1981, Marylhurst (Oregon) College, 1981-1982. Counselor Anchorage (Alaska) Community College, 1983-1987.
Professor University Alaska, Anchorage, since 1987. Consultant Federal Government, 1970-1973.