Heads of House

Heads of House: Claudia and Dave Darmofal

Clauda and Dave have been Warehouse Heads of House since August 2017.

Claudia grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison College of Michigan State University and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law.   She has concentrated her practice in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.  In 2018, she joined Eckert Byrne LLC in Cambridge, MA providing administrative and paralegal service. 

Claudia enjoys traveling, cooking, and enthusiastically rooting for the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. 

Dave also grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, but did not meet Claudia until graduate school.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, and his Master’s and PhD from MIT.  He joined the MIT faculty in 1998.  His interests include computational fluid dynamics; aerodynamics; and, improving engineering education.  He teaches a variety of courses in fluid dynamics and numerical methods at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dave enjoys playing music (piano, guitar, and singing), cooking, jogging, hiking and fishing.  And, he is also a huge New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan!  

Dave and Claudia have two daughters.  Madison attends MIT as an undergraduate in the class of 2019 studying computer science and molecular biology (in Course 6-7). Abigail is an undergraduate in the class of 2020 at the University of Michigan studying computer science.

Dave and Claudia also have a German Shorthaired Pointer called Drugi (pronounced Droogie). He has fully adapted to living in the city, and loves pointing out all of the squirrels, rabbits, and pigeons that make their homes on the MIT campus.  His favorite activities are taking walks, playing fetch, and saying hello to all his friends at the Warehouse!