Bilal is a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow at the Bush Foundation as a Community Innovation Associate. After work in the science and biotech industry, Bilal gained a Masters in Public Health with a focus on Global Health at Emory University. He discovered his passion for community driven initiatives while working to promote health and social equity among communities in Ghana, South Sudan, Georgia (U.S.A) and recently Minnesota.
Bilal has lived most of his life in Minnesota developing a great affinity for the outdoors and the environment. An admirer of the arts, he spends spare time creating poetry, pottery, as well as, gardening and hiking.