Ann Makosinski
Youth Ambassador Leg 9

Ann Makonsinski

Ann Makosinski is a 19-year-old inventor and international speaker from Victoria, B.C.. When she was 15, Ann was inspired by her friend’s problem in the Philippines of having no electricity or light to study with. Ann invented the hollow flashlight — a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand. She also invented the eDrink, a coffee mug that harvests the excess heat of your drink and converts it into electricity to charge your phone. Ann has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon twice, given five TEDx talks, named one of TIMES and Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 and been the ambassador for Uniqlo fleece.