Bilal Baydoun

Director of Policy and Research

Bilal Baydoun is the Director of Policy and Research at Groundwork Collaborative.

Bilal is a policy and communications strategist committed to advancing economic justice in the policy arena and the public square. He served as a senior advisor in several government organizations, including the City of Dearborn, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice under a Harvard Government Innovation fellowship. As a journalist at The Appeal, Bilal edited long-form analyses by leading scholars that clarified the stakes around inequality and authored policy polling memos. Bilal also served on former President Clinton’s policy briefing team at the Clinton Foundation, where he led an executive briefing protocol on a wide range of international policy issues.

A lifelong Michigander, Bilal holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, where he served as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Fellow and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan. He can be found (re)reading Zadie Smith novels and hosting primetime spelling bees for his niece and nephews.