Bill Dunbar '97
Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Nooma Bio
Class of '97
Born and raised in Arlington, and after graduating Virginia Tech I moved to California and never left. I went to graduate school at UC San Diego (M.S., '99), then Caltech (Ph.D., '04). I was a professor for twelve years in Robotics / Computer Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. It was there I got the idea to start a company, and through that found my purpose: building people, culture and technology. I got the startup bug so bad, I gave up tenure with only a two month runway in the bank for our new company, then called Two Pore Guys (the irony!). I put music before podcasts, faith before fear, hard work before guess work. I love my wife, surfing, and playing in a band with my two kids (16 and 14).