Mr. Orenstein graduated with high honors from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 2001, and then matriculated at Harvard University. In pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Orenstein was invited to intern at Saleen, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, where he gained experience with prototype design, computer-aided modeling, and manufacturing processes.

As the son of both a prominent local artist and hand surgeon, Mr. Orenstein has a unique perspective on the interplay of design and engineering. He has authored several papers on the subject, including “Dynamic transition between developable states of elastic sheets,” presented in July 2005 at the 8th National Congress on Computational Mechanics at the University of Texas, Austin.

He completed an honors thesis design project at Harvard on acoustic vibration control of loudspeaker cabinets. In addition to his degree work, Mr. Orenstein’s elective study included a product design course at the Graduate School of Design. Mr. Orenstein has been instrumental in creating the physical model of the fetal heart rate monitor for Lono, where he has been employed since graduation.