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.

Loujaine AlMoallim

Women’s Leadership Editor

Loujaine (MBA ’24 ) is a Saudi Arabian who spent most of her formative years in Canada. After completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University (International Management), she moved back to Saudi Arabia and worked in Consulting. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places, hosting people over for small gatherings and baking and decorating cakes.

Edgard Mejico Salinas

Industry Insights and Geopolitics

Edgard Mejico (MBA ’24) is originally from Lima, Peru. He graduated from Universidad del Pacifico, Peru with a degree in Business Engineering in 2016. Prior to the HBS MBA, he worked for 6 years in Brand Management and Sales in Colgate-Palmolive Latin America.

Rory Finnegan

Community Editor

A former poetry major and a lifelong lover of the written word, Rory Finnegan (MBA ’24) is excited to try her hand at journalism for the first time. She’s moving to Boston from New York, where she spent two years as a management consultant and another two doing special projects and communications for the firm’s CEO. When not in class, you’ll find her making cocktails, baking bread, running along the Charles, sending snail mail, or hanging out with friends. As an editor for the Community section, she’s looking forward to uncovering personal narratives and elevating student voices.

Pallavi Chadha

Community Editor

Pallavi Chadha (MBA ’24) comes to HBS having spent the past few years understanding the Indian startup ecosystem as a consumer VC investor. What she enjoyed most about that life was getting to know people and truly listening and understanding the stories behind their journeys. As a community editor at The Harbus, she looks forward to meeting people that make HBS and bringing their stories to fore.

Aishwarya Amuda

Women’s Leadership and Social Equity Editor

Aishwarya Amuda (MBA 2024) comes to HBS from the EdTech industry, where she worked as an investor, strategist, and investment banker in India. She grew up in Hyderabad, India, known for the best “Biryani” in the world. She is deeply passionate about women’s leadership and social equality, which also will be the topics she will be covering at Harbus. She likes to cook and kayak and appreciate nature in her free time.