After earning a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in Turkey, and a Bachelor’s in Business with a MBA in Marketing in The Philippines, Sel travelled to Jacksonville, Florida, where he has resided since 2002.
As the son of two teachers, Sel has always been passionate about education and decided to pursue that through his career. Sel founded River City Science Academy (RCSA) in 2007, which became the first Charter school in Duval County to earn an A-grade from the Department of Education. RCSA has continued to grow to four campuses and is as a great school choice for many Duval County families.
Throughout his time in Jacksonville, Sel has served on the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission as Vice Chair and Commissioner, the GlobalJax board as Vice President and Delegate, as an advocate for OneJax, an Advisory Board Member for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Transparency Committee, and Vice Chair of the FBI Civil Rights Steering Committee. He is part of Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2019.