Don Bunuan earned a BA from Georgetown University and received his Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland–College Park. He began his career as a high school teacher, having taught at catholic schools for over a decade. He gained experience teaching many different subjects, all grade levels, and abilities; from honors-level students to special needs students. He then went on to work at the United States Department of Education in the office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. There he was responsible for program and financial management for grant recipients as well as the management of all the contracts funded through the Rehabilitation Services Administration. He now practices real estate and is ranked in the top five percent of realtors nation-wide. He and his wife have 5 children.