Bilal was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently an undergraduate student at Arizona State University (ASU) double majoring in Biological Sciences (B.S) and Psychology (B.S) and minoring in Religious Studies! He is an ambitious pre-medical student getting ready to apply to medical school this upcoming cycle. He has been a part of his local chapter of AMSA for three years now. Locally, he served as a member in his freshman year, Community Service Chairman in his sophomore year and President in his junior year. As a senior in this upcoming school year, he will serve as the Senior Advisor to his local chapter and focus more of his concentration on the student activism component of AMSA at ASU — which he recently implemented as President with much help from AMSA’s former Education and Advocacy Fellow, Dr. Alison Case! Bilal also recently joined the AIDS Advocacy Network Steering Committee in order to enhance his own advocacy skills and to help others students like himself find their voice in activism. He credits AMSA with much of his development on both a professional and personal level, and is excited to use his experiences and unique perspective gained from his local chapter to serve AMSA’s Board of Trustees this year!
Additionally, Bilal is involved in organizations that concentrate on assisting the underserved. He was the past Fundraising Director and is the current President of Feed My Starving Children at ASU. Additionally, he was a tutor for underprivileged students in the Arizona Mentor Society and once served as the Involvement Ambassador for the organization. Bilal previously has worked as a medical scribe in the area of pediatric neurology for two years, an IT assistant for one year and as a library page for four years. Bilal also volunteered in the pediatric oncology department at Cardon Children’s Medical Center for two years and is a current volunteer in a research lab at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine – Phoenix that focuses on cardiovascular disease. In his free time, he loves to play basketball, watch “The Office” and hang out with his friends and family!