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Brian L. Machovina '91, MS '94, Ph.D. '15

Brian L. Machovina '91, MS '94, Ph.D. '15


Owner, Coreyak, LLC
Distinguished Alumnus
College of Arts, Sciences & Education, School of Environment, Arts & Society

Dr. Brian Machovina is an entrepreneur, inventor, and scientist. He is the co-founder of Healthy Foods LLC and co-inventor of Yonanas®, a kitchen appliance that turns frozen fruits into a treat that looks and tastes like soft-serve ice cream. Previously, he’s directed an alliance protecting coastal ecosystems and co-developed a charity which protected rainforests in Latin America. Dr. Machovina has recently invented Coreyak™, an at-home kayaking simulator, which will launch soon.

He holds a B.S. in Biology and Ecology; a M.S. in Biology and Ecology; and a Ph.D. in Biology—all from Florida International University. His Ph.D. research focused on the ecological benefits of reducing meat consumption, and he was named a Worlds Ahead Associate during his doctoral graduation. In 2014, Dr. Machovina and his wife Eileen (’92) were selected as speakers for TEDxFIU, co-presenting “Eat Healther and Save the Environment.”

2018 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Bank of America
  • Carnival Corporation & PLC
  • Geico

Silver Sponsors

  • FirstBank Florida
  • BankUnited
  • TotalBank

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bill Hansen Catering
  • STR-Miami

Media Sponsors

  • ClearChannel
  • The Miami Herald

Blue Sponsor

  • Memorial Healthcare System

In-Kind Sponsor

  • Herff Jones

  • Lagunitas Brewing Company

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