Fallon Thomas is a native of New Haven, CT, where she attended New Haven Public Schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in History from Temple University and a master’s degree in American History, with a concentration in the African American experience from Loyola University Chicago.
She is the Community Liaison for the New Haven Hiring Initiative at Yale University. She has been employed with Yale University for six years. She has over 12 years of managerial experience in education operations. With a passion for higher education and human resources, Fallon has dedicated herself to promoting the academic process, encouraging professional development, and advocating for employment.
As a New Haven resident, Fallon is very passionate about her community. A self-proclaimed “Community Curator,” she has used her networking skills to connect people and organizations to resources to strengthen the community which she loves. She is involved in civic organizations such as The New Haven Club of the National Association of Negro and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. where she is the 1st Vice President, Sheba Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Stars PHA, and the Waterbury, CT Chapter of The Links, Inc. Fallon is a dedicated mentor with Phenomenal I AM, Inc., since 2015. As a Board member for the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, Fallon serves as the Governance Chair.
Fallon builds a shared vision for a strong university and New Haven partnership through her many volunteer roles. She has Co-Chaired Yale’s African American Affinity Group, which promotes the professional, social, and cultural development of Yale Staff. YAAA has allowed her to engage and build community with diverse groups within Yale and the surrounding community. She currently serves as Co-Chair of YAAA’s Social Justice Committee. She has also served as Co-Chair of Yale’s annual Multicultural Block Party and has led multiple departmental United Way campaign events.
Fallon prides herself on a strong work ethic, anchored in integrity and loyalty. Her community engagement is inspired by the Sankofa theory, that success in the future is shaped by an examination of the past. As a trained social and cultural historian, she understands the importance of progressive clubs in urban communities. In her spare time, Fallon loves to read/research, assist family, friends, and community members with professional development, traveling, and attending social events.