Santa Clara University

Dave Machado
Phone: (408) 554 - 4900
Room number: Benson 212

Dave Machado

Assistant Director, Communications & Billing

Previous to his current position, Dave worked for nearly 5 years in student housing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. This also marks Dave's return to Santa Clara University as he previously served as the Resident Director of the CyPhi Residential Learning Community in Swig Hall. Before working at SCU as a Resident Director, Dave studied Higher Education Administration at the University of Denver earning a Master of Arts degree. Dave completed his undergraduate degree in Human Development at the University of California, Davis.

Originally, from Half Moon Bay, CA, Dave enjoys returning to the coast often to spend time with his family, especially his young niece and nephew. Additionally, Dave enjoys rooting for the San Francisco Giants, hiking, working out, running, eating out and trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with friends.

Dave's favorite aspect of working at Santa Clara University is the daily opportunities to engage with the dynamic, thoughtful, hardworking student population as well contributing daily to Santa Clara University's mission of educating the whole person through his role on the Housing Team. As a first-generation college student, Dave’s career passion lies in working directly to support college students as they navigate and persevere through their collegiate experience!

For whatever reason, Bill Murray's Groundhog Day has always remained a consistent favorite. This was the first film Dave ever watched in a movie theater and the idea of re-living a day until you get it "just right" has some level of appeal if not seemingly incredibly maddening!