Selen Ucak is a social impact professional working at the intersection of business and international development. Prior to joining RIN, Selen supported refugee-owned small businesses and job creation in Turkey and Jordan as Program Director, Middle East at Building Markets. She is the lead researcher and author of “Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey” and “The Untapped Potential of Supplier Diversity in Turkey,” among other research in refugee entrepreneurship and inclusion. Previously, Selen served as Executive Director of The American Turkish Society, promoting bilateral economic and cultural relations, and helped found Turkish Philanthropy Funds, where she continues to serve on the Advisory Board. Her experience also includes social entrepreneurship, grantmaking, and economic research. Selen holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School as the first Tashman Fellow and a B.A. in Economics/International Affairs from Colorado College.