The Harbus Most Eligible 2014

Who’s the most eligible of them all? We need YOU to decide! Browse our stellar nominees, then use our anonymous survey to vote for the most eligible man and woman at HBS. Voting closes at midnight this Thursday, February 27. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7J2XVTZ

The words “Harvard Business School student,” spoken aloud, conjure up a plethora of images and ideas in the listener’s mind. Baker Library, for sure. Intelligence, certainly. Ambition, without doubt. Mitt Romney riding a dolphin while the Board of GE sings “The Star Spangled Banner” – probably. But good looks and charm? Not so much.

Not, that is, until now.

The Harbus Most Eligible is an annual tradition steeped in history, mythology and marinara sauce. Like Porter’s Five Forces, Roger’s Five Factors and waiting for a free elliptical machine at Shad, our yearly inventory of the school’s most desirable denizens is a fundamental part of the HBS experience. The Harbus Team recognizes the supremely important role we are playing here – namely, the facilitation of dates/hook-ups/marriages amongst future world leaders and titans of industry – and we take this role seriously. Like, super seriously.

Earlier this month, we went out to the RCs of HBS to “crowdsource” nominees. We waited, with bated breath. And finally, the RCs spoke. They told us that their most eligible section-mates were “smart, beautiful and unpretentious;” that they had “magnificent chest hair” and “an awesome French accent;” and that they “belong on the cover of a magazine.” “His smile will brighten any TOM case,” they said. “She has more energy than a nuclear weapon,” they proclaimed. Others were simply described as “sexy foxes” and “cold call kings.”

So, after a week of frantic voting (and, by the sounds of things, some pretty vociferous campaigning), our RC sections have chosen their most attractive, most desirable, most marketable – in short, their most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.

It is with great pleasure and pride that we present our Baker’s Double-Dozen (including a few ties and excluding a couple who never responded to our emails). Truly, these are leaders destined to make a difference in the world – one winning smile at a time.
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Santiago Padilla (Section A)

Section A

Santiago Padilla

What is your best attribute?
Probably my elbows because I shaved my moustache.

What is your pre-date ritual?
My pre-date ritual is pretty standard. I wake up at 6 AM, do nine noisy pushups and five squats, and eat three raw eggs. Then I go running for 5.6 kms., with my old coach following me slowly in a red pickup truck and shouting lovely and encouraging phrases at me like “Common you stupid idiot” or “You’re dead to me you bastard”. After a quick cold shower, I eat three more raw eggs and take a long nap because I got up very early and I’m tired from all the raw egg eating. When I wake up, I immediately put on the song “Making my way downtown” and I dance like there is no tomorrow. I shower again, but this time it’s with hot water, and I stand in the shower stream with my forehead angled towards the showerhead and with my eyes closed for at least 19 minutes pondering and solving all of life’s great mysteries. When I open my eyes, I sing in a voice akin to Pavarotti’s. Unfortunately, it is around this moment that I notice that all my skin is wrinkled up and I realize that I’ve lost track of time again and I am late for everything in the world.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?
My favorite spot, and definitely the most romantic, is revealed right after you take the tunnels of love that open up at the sexy FedEx shipping office under and between Spangler and the iLab. Although underground, it is especially beautiful during the sunset, when you can imagine the sun just going down over the horizon like it usually does in the afternoons just before nighttime. I recommend going after Tony, the clerk, gets off his shift, because he likes to watch and it gets weird and much less romantic (unless you’re into that in which case I’m totally cool with it too but you should tell me so I can let Tony know).

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?
You look like I need a drink.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?
On average, I prefer women who understand what the tag symbols on clothes mean and are proficient in moonwalking. Also, huge plus if you are M. Fetter. No wait, that’s too obvious. Let’s just call her Marissa F.

Any dealbreakers?
Yes.

Finish this sentence: Love is…
…“amor” in Spanish. I swear. Look it up.

Marissa Fetter (Section A)Marissa Fetter

What is your best attribute?I’m a great audience – I’m not especially funny but I definitely think you are

What is your pre-date ritual? Wait…you’re telling me HBS girls get asked out on proper dates??

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?  Anywhere near Santiago Padilla

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?  “I’m really glad I didn’t swipe left!” 

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?  In the short term, knowledge in BGIE would be great…

Any deal breakers?  Not agreeing that my nephew is the cutest kid on the planet

Love is…  Never having to wear heels

Section B
Mike DonovanMike Donovan (Section B)

What is your best attribute? I know a few people with start-up experience

What is your pre-date ritual? FaceTime my parents

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Rock Center for Entrepreneurship

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? “I’m not even flexing right now”

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Vocabulary

Any dealbreakers? Nope

Finish this sentence: Love is… more elusive than technical cofounders

Sara HillstromSara Hillstrom (Section B)

What is your best attribute?
I think the key to being considered so eligible is that I’m not married or dating anyone. When men look for someone they can spend the rest of their lives with, they prefer women who aren’t already spending their lives with someone else. Also I’m told I have pretty eyes.

What is your pre-date ritual?
The key is to build up your CONFIDENCE. I start with a thousand crunches and hundred one-handed push-ups. Then I put on the Top Gun soundtrack, dominate my roommate in thumb-wrestling, and slam a plate of nachos.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?
The telephone booth “vestibules” in Aldrich.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?
Hey, weren’t you in the Harbus? Your profile was hilarious.  Can I take you to dinner?

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?
A willingness to suddenly go silent after I send the most crucial text message in the conversation.  I love a man of mystery.

Any deal breakers?
Anyone who doesn’t have at least 3 80’s costumes is probably not going to fit into my current lifestyle.

Finish this sentence: Love is…
Not on Tinder apparently.

Section C

Sandy GillSandy Gill (Section C)

What is your best attribute?
Definitely, definitely my calves! Not that they’re much to look at, but they provide a unique ability to jump up and down at dance parties, music festivals, small group dinners, etc.

What is your pre-date ritual?
Not sure there is an appropriate answer other than GTL, baby? That, or perhaps reading a few of Shakespeare’s sonnets? They’re pretty similar in the end, so could go either way.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?
I think I’d go with the middle of Spangler Dining during the lunch rush. Nothing says romance and sets hearts a-flutter like a pre-made sandwich, sharing a table, and the HBS fish bowl effect!

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? Are you going to be a Baker?! Because I’ve never seen such cutie-pie before!

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? The chocolate chip to my cookie… Mmm cookies!

Any dealbreakers? A mean streak…

Finish this sentence: Love is…Bringing Sec-C back with Section C!

Christy EssayChristy Essay (Section C)

What is your best attribute? Being Sec-C

What is your pre-date ritual? Unwind with some yoga, hot yoga

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Gallatin 414.  Who says living in a dorm room when over the age of 21 isn’t romantic?

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? You look just like….

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Smart, funny, adventurous, ridiculously good looking

Any dealbreakers? Taking yourself too seriously

Finish this sentence: Love is… I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me

 

 

Laura VincentLaura Vincent (Section C)

What is your best attribute? My Southern charm

What is your pre-date ritual? Is this a real thing? Really?

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?  The 90 seconds of misery dashing to Batten in a foot of snow and freezing rain

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?  You must be in section C because you sure are Sec-C (thankfully used on a friend and not me!)

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?  Someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously

Any dealbreakers?  Use of any of the following terms: push back, build on, feedback loop, team launch

Finish this sentence: Love is… the Budweiser Super Bowl puppy commercial

 

 

Section D

Patrick BeverlyPatrick Beverly (Section D)

What is your best attribute? My pocket presence and deft control of the 2-minute offense.

What is your pre-date ritual? 17 jumping jacks plus a quick viewing of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” from The Lion King.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?Chase lounge on a college football Saturday.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?I see you like John Deere, too. Want to compare tractors?

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Equal parts Pam Beasley and Kate Beckinsale.

Any dealbreakers? Inability to laugh at yourself… or a dislike of Tex-Mex.

Finish this sentence: Love is…When you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.  (Dr. Seuss is a genius)

Samantha “Sam” StewartSamantha Stewart (Section D)

What is your best attribute? my personality

What is your pre-date ritual? I always email Taylor Swift songs to my date. Her lyrics set the right tone for my expectations: “It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.” (only kidding. I don’t really have a ritual.)

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Outside of Baker Library at night

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? “Will you be Mrs. Weasley to my Mr. Weasley?” in reference to the Harry Potter characters

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? A sense of humor goes a long way

Any dealbreakers? Not liking Harry Potter

Finish this sentence: Love is… patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way… Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Section E

Michael HorowitzMichael Horowitz (Section E)

What is your best attribute? Emotional stability.

What is your pre-date ritual? -Coming up with alternative explanations for “we met on Tinder”

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? -The OWA elevator around 2am

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? “Oh, you’re into photography? Let’s go into a dark room and see what develops.”

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Someone who gets late night Tasty Burger

Any dealbreakers? Emotional stability.

Finish this sentence: Love is… waiting for your partner before starting House of Cards

 

Moira ForbergMoira Forberg (Section E)

What is your best attribute?  SnapChat game (quantity > quality)

What is your pre-date ritual?  Memorize as much as I can on his classcard so I can casually drop it into conversation later.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?   Tasty Burger.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?  You don’t need money when you look like that do ya honey?

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?  Appetite for Tasty Burger.

Any dealbreakers?  Sitting on the passenger side of his best friend’s ride, trying to hollar at me.

Finish this sentence: Love is… like the hokey pokey — that’s what it’s all about.

Anna ChangAnna Chang (Section E)

What is your best attribute? My voice/singing

What is your pre-date ritual? Music! Anything from Lupe Fiasco to Alex Hepburn.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? NOT the tunnels. Although +10 points for the ice cream vending machine.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? Excuse me, are there any raisins on your side of the bar? / No… / How about a date?

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Someone to be silly with 😛

Any dealbreakers? Rude to wait staff.

Finish this sentence: Love is… like when that sleeping-bag-puffer-jacket you ordered online arrives in the mail one day before a Boston snow storm. It’ll find its way to you just in time!

 

Section F

Erica Steger

Erica Steger (Section F)

What is your best attribute?  I crowdsourced this so I could save the compliments and reread them after my next bad date. Nworah from Section F writes, “razor whit [sic]…I actually cut myself on it once.”

What is your pre-date ritual?  Waiting until the last possible second to blow dry my hair, so it hasn’t gone flat by game time.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?  Anywhere on campus, at dusk, where I can watch the snow slowly coat the trees in the lamplight (arm-in-arm with Dan Malconian #ftw)

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?  Anything, if it seems like she’s had to work up some courage to say it.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?  Reciprocation

Any dealbreakers?  A lack of humility, or any dietary restrictions

Finish this sentence:  Love is… a slow burn.

 

Section G

Greg SeguinGreg Seguin (Section G)

What is your best attribute? I can make anybody laugh.

What is your pre-date ritual? Pick a spot as far from Harvard Square as possible. Leave section fleece at home (I know it’s hard). Arrive on time. That’s it.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Cab stand around 2am. Seeing all those young couples in love…

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? My section mate’s partner courted her with a romantic pitch deck. It worked.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? A summer internship with the opportunity for full-time employment upon graduation.

Any dealbreakers? Intra-section love. And messy apartments.

Finish this sentence: Love is… opening Hinge and seeing someone has already favorited you.

Marc Wilson Marc Wilson (Section G)

What is your best attribute? I’m a good listener, by which I mean you can hardly tell I’m not listening.

What is your pre-date ritual? Workout. Shower. Repeat. I’m always two hours late, but it’s worth it.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Wherever you and I are girl.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? I don’t use them, but my college roommate used to always say “you look a lot like my future ex-wife”. He was such a lovable jackass.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Good sense of humor and millions of dollars. All else is negotiable. Or if you’re a billionaire who can’t take a joke, that’s fine, too.

Any dealbreakers? Liking Catherine Heigl movies.

Finish this sentence: Love is… a word you should use only if you truly mean it…or if you’re trying to get out of a jam.

Annora WangAnnora Wang (Section G)

What is your best attribute? My calm and laid-back San Diego demeanor sprinkled occasionally with my feisty New York City personality

What is your pre-date ritual? Dancing in front of the mirror to embarrassingly bad teenybopper music as I burn myself with my curling iron

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Aldrich 008, center garden deck, third seat from the right when facing the board….feel free to leave flowers and chocolates

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?
[Context: Sitting in a the backseat of an Uber lost in conversation with a few section mates]
Section mate: So, what is your type?
Me: Tall and handsome
Uber Driver: I am right here

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Genuine, thoughtful and passionate gentleman, and of course, tall and [handsome]

Any dealbreakers? When he forgets my name half way into the date

Finish this sentence: Love is… not what makes the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Olya Sukhorukova Olya Sukhorukova (Section G)

What is your best attribute? Outgoing personality?

What is your pre-date ritual? Change my outfit several times from too classy (we are just grabbing dinner and drinks, this is NOT a date) to too casual (ok, it’s a date, but it shouldn’t be obvious that I thought so) ones before I find a balance.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Shad Hall, heavy weights section.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? A guy from Google at a bar: “I’m not interested in people. I’m interested in binary codes… You know, zeroes and ones?”

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? He should be capable of making fun of himself and know how to play chess. Extra points if he knows who Marc Chagall is.

Any dealbreakers? I don’t like when guys have no sense of humor and have no interests besides their work.

Finish this sentence: Love is… when your differences don’t make a difference.

 

Section H

Greg BoguslavskyGreg Boguslavsky (Section H)

What is your best attribute? Unblemished Republican voting record

What is your pre-date ritual? Reading the Wall Street Journal (but never the New York Times)

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Anywhere with a TV playing Fox News

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? The way you support free markets stimulates growth in my private sector.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Ann Coulter’s personality and Sarah Palin’s smarts, with a dash of Mitt Romney’s hair

Any dealbreakers? MSNBC

Finish this sentence: Love is…a low marginal tax rate.

Manuel JimenezManuel Jimenez (Section H)

What is your best attribute? I can divide by zero

What is your pre-date ritual? Shavasana

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? ASW

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? My doctor says I’m lacking Vitamin U

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? “My soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in hers”

Any dealbreakers? Thinks Costa Rica is an island in the Caribbean

Finish this sentence: Love is…all you need.

Mary SzpakMary Szpak (Section H)

What is your best attribute?  I LOVE to cook, and I make a mean dirty martini.

What is your pre-date ritual?  STRAT has taught me not to give away my competitive advantage

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? the smelly SFP trash room… when someone else is taking my trash out for me

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? If you need a line you’re doing something wrong

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?  Someone who pushes me to be my best

Any deal breakers?  Manorexia

Finish this sentence: Love is… Greg still talking to me even though I voted for Obama

 

Section I

Dan WellmanDan Wellman (Section I)

What is your best attribute? Despite his campaigning, I just want to say that I’m really proud of my roommate, Mike Donovan, for his nomination as section B’s most eligible.

What is your pre-date ritual? I watch Hitch.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?  The hives.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? Hey, I’m Dan – I’m friends with Ted Keith.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner? Eager classroom participation and a keen ability to draw parallels between prior experiences and case problems (credit ashley).  Also a good sense of humor.

Any dealbreakers? Girls that use me for my ’01 Toyota when their search for a dude with a Zipcar account fails…

Finish this sentence: Love is…letting me watch football all weekend.

Kim ChenKim Chen (Section I)

What is your best attribute? Cheap date

What is your pre-date ritual? Blasting Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” and maybe singing along a little bit

What’s the most romantic spot on campus? Tata Hall (get it???)

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard? Would you like a free puppy?

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?  A Zipcar account

Any dealbreakers?  Dan Wellman

Finish this sentence: Love is…letting someone have the last cookie.

 

Section J

Sam GoochSam Gooch (Section J)

What is your best attribute?
Probably my last name.

What is your pre-date ritual?
Speed read titles of the next day’s cases
Shave facial hair into requisite first-date fu-manchu

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?
Morris A-105.  Yes, it’s a type 1.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?
Plan A: Excuse me, which way to the Harvard Business School?
Plan B: If I were to ask you out, would the answer to that question be the same as the answer to this?  Covers all possible cases and you win on a technicality.
What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?
Positive cash flow

Any dealbreakers?
Large up-front investment requirements

Finish this sentence: Love is…
To give you some perspective, “Love is” is the title of not one but two songs by R. Kelly.   Powerful stuff.

Stefan RoehrigStefan Roehrig (Section J)

What is your best attribute?
I know everything about baby products without being a father. Well, as far as I know for the latter.
Oh, and Blue Steel.

What is your pre-date ritual?
Yodeling in my Lederhosen. Like all Austrians.

What’s the most romantic spot on campus?
My apartment. IKEA-charm never fails.

What’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?
Can’t tell. For me they all work 95% of the time, all the time. Ask NJ.

What are you looking for in a prospective romantic partner?
Nothing special. She only needs to be extremely smart and adorably cute, has to have a great character, stunning good looks and most importantly, a really, really wicked sense of humor.
Any dealbreakers? Yes, if she wears more beard than I do.

Finish this sentence: Love is…… all you need! Besides espresso, maybe.

Who’s the most eligible of them all? We need YOU to decide! Browse our stellar nominees, then use our anonymous survey to vote for the most eligible man and woman at HBS. Voting closes at midnight this Thursday, February 27https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7J2XVTZ