Field, Julia Rand Allen (Julie) was the daughter of Howard Locke Allen and Julia Wright Allen. BA cum laude, Harvard University 1960, Harvard Graduate School Design, 1964-1965.
Julie began her career at Benson's Wild Animal Farm in N.H., and became a lion trainer - one of three women lion trainers in the world at the time. She studied with Mabel Stark, a famous female tiger trainer, in Thousand Oaks, CA. She moved to Miami to become the Director of the Crandon Park Zoo and performed her lion act every Sunday. In 1952, she married the late, noted anthropologist/archaeologist, Henry Field, of Chicago's Field family They lived in Coconut Grove, FL and had one daughter, Juliana Lathrop Field who lives in Ashland, MA. Juliana's profile is on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianafield/
For many years, Julie worked as an environmental planner to protect the Colombian Amazon River and forest. Inspired the establishment of Amacayacu National Park, Amazonia, Colombia, 1975.
Co-creator, builder Villa Ciencia, Rio Cotuhe, Colombia, 1975
Her "Amazonia 2000" collection along with her personal papers from her years in Leticia and La Manigua in Colombia are in the Special Collections of Harvard's Loeb Library. Papers related to her work at Coconut Grove's Black Grove as Founder and Vice President of Black Grove Community Development Center: The Foundation for New Frontiers in Environmental Realization, Human Community and Social Justice.