About Andini

Andini Makosinski is a 2020’s multipotential, inventor, host, and in-demand speaker with many passions in the sciences and arts. Her first toy was a box of transistors, which kickstarted her curiosity into discovering how the world around her worked. Her mother, coming from a small village in the Philippines, and her father, growing up during WWII-torn Poland resulted in Andini’s childhood filled with the belief that being given less would result in maximizing one’s creativity. Andini was told to make her own toys with her hot glue gun, which she did by piecing together spare parts and garbage she collected around the house.

At age 11, Andini began entering science fairs with her inventions, and competed at 10 science fairs before graduating high school. Her projects were in the area of alternative energy harvesting. Andini’s most famous invention was born out of her friend Maria’s problem, who lived in the Philippines and had reached out to Andini in distress when she failed her grade in school. Maria was unable to study at night, as her family couldn’t afford electricity or light. Andini invented the Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand. A video of the Hollow Flashlight ended up going viral as 15 year-old Andini won her age category at the Google Science Fair, and she was soon invited to show her invention on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Her next invention that she shared with Jimmy (and the world) was the eDrink, a coffee mug that converts the excess heat of your hot drink into electricity, giving your phone or iPod a boost of energy, which also won multiple awards at the International Intel Science and Engineering Fair.

Since then, Andini has been named to both the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 (Energy category) and Time Magazine 30 Under 30 World Changers lists. She was one of Glamour Magazine’s top ten College Women of the Year, one of seven of Teen Vogue Global Earth Angels, Popular Science’s “Breakout Young Inventor of the Year”, named on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Young Millionaires” list, and has given 5 TEDx talks. Andini has appeared with Miley Cyrus for Converse, named the global brand ambassador for Uniqlo’s Heat-Tech fleece, and worked with Vice to create a campaign for the Google Pixel.

Andini has hosted multiple events in New York City and Singapore for the Greentech Festival, a green-energy conference created by F1 driver Nico Rosberg. She also has hosted on camera two seasons of her financial literacy show ‘Your World on Money’, made in conjunction with the Singleton Foundation and Freethink Media, and the series is sponsored by Experian. Andini is an Abundance 360 Scholar of Peter Diamandis’ program, an expedition member of Julia Middleton’s Women Emerging that seeks to find an approach to leading that resonates with women, and Andini recently graduated from UVic with a degree in English and Film Studies. Andini also studied acting for a year at Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City, while simultaneously designing on a line of children’s toys that ran off of green energy.

Andini is one of the campaign faces of Maybelline’s Green Edition makeup line, a major effort towards sustainable practices in the beauty space. She is currently writing her first book, focused on the 21st Century Multipotential individual, and it is set to be released by Knopf Canada in Spring 2025.

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