Selcan is currently a senior expert in the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology, after having worked for 10 years on policy making tasks in Ministry of Development. To acknowledge her accomplishments and make a better use of her expertise, she has been provided financial support by Turkish government to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Prior to studying for the Master of Public Policy, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She then went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Economics at the same university.
Selcan prefers to work in the public sector as she believes that proper policies will stimulate social and economic advances and she can directly contribute to the society’s wellbeing in this way. She hopes to gain essential insights of policy making in her theoretical and practical studies at UCLA and have the opportunity to apply them to make the world more peaceful and livable for all.