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Bilal Clarance '05


Copenhagen, Denmark

Current City

Berkeley, California

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2022

Board Involvement

  • Executive Committee
  • Governance Committee


  • B.S. IDM Computer Science emphasis; Northwest Missouri State University, 2005


  • Director or Engineering - Graph Serving (Knowledge Graph); Google, LLC


Bilal played basketball at Northwest and was part of the program's 2nd ever birth to the Elite Eight and first ever #1 national ranking in Division II. After playing at Northwest, Bilal played professionally in countries including Spain, Germany and Great Britain, while playing internationally as the Captain of Denmark's National Team. Since retiring in 2009, he has built his career as a software engineer by trade and now engineering leader for startups and companies like Apple, Capital One and most recently Google. 

Why are you "forever green"?

"Northwest afforded me the opportunity to live out a childhood dream of being a collegiate athlete, while providing me the foundations of a successful career."