Karin Fielding is a public health advocate and especially active on the issues of climate change and maternal and child health. In addition to serving on the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Board of Advisors, Karin is a board member of the environmental advocacy organization TreePeople. In the field of public health, Karin and her husband Jonathan are recognized in the naming of the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health.
The Fieldings are avid collectors of historic American folk art and Karin has been active in numerous arts organizations preserving and promoting early American folk art. At the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, more than 200 works from the Fieldings’ collection of 18th- and early 19th-centrury American paintings, furniture, and related decorative art are on view in the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. Karin’s current and previous board service includes serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, as Treasurer of the American Folk Art Society and as a fellow of the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She also is an emeritus board member of the Everychild Foundation.
Before she retired, Karin’s professional career was in marketing, and she was previously employed by Johnson & Johnson as a product manager.