Our team

Management

Natasha Larsen COO

Natasha Larsen

COO

Natasha runs operations at the Harbus and previously worked as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. She spends her spare time reading books on social entrepreneurship, honing her culinary skills, and traveling, while dancing to 90-s pop music.

Zeynep Selamet

CEO

Zeynep Selamet (MBA’23) was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She previously worked at Philip Morris International across different functions and geographies, and at Turkish startup Getir. She loves to cook Mediterranean food and going on long road trips with close friends.

Vaughn

Vaughn Kurtenbach

CRO & CMO

Vaughn is responsible for all communications with our advertising partners and for the compilation and marketing of the Harbus admissions products. She’s also the proud mother of one human and two Pomeranians.

Valentina

Valentina Bulava

DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST

Valentina is an EC partner at HBS, with a background in journalism and publishing. Her responsibilities at the Harbus include analyzing and planning marketing strategies, and maintaining brand presence online. She also works at HBS and dedicates free time to creative writing.

Editorial

Alex Smith

Editor-in-Chief

Alex Bailey Smith (MBA ’23) is a dog mom from Texas. She previously worked for Chevron Technology Ventures helping startups to scale. Laughing with friends and family, listening to podcasts on long walks, and singing Billy Joel on road trips are some of her favorite pastimes.

mike kelly

Mike Kelly

Entrepreneurship Editor

Mike grew up outside Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to HBS, he worked in engineering, product strategy, and program management at Ford, where his work spanned both automotive and the future of mobility. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Mechanical Engineering degree, and he played trumpet in the marching band.

Felipe Cerón

Entertainment Editor

Felipe Cerón (MBA ’22) is a Chilean who previously worked in consulting and retail. He loves making music and acting, being an avid fan of film and television. Playing guitar, having a laugh over a beer, getting in the ring, and reading inspiring books are among his favorite pastimes.