Shin Fujiyama is a Japanese-American philanthropist who co-founded Students Helping Honduras.[1] He graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Pre-medicine. He and his sister, Cosmo Fujiyama, incorporated Students Helping Honduras in 2007[2] after visiting Honduras on a service learning trip for the first time.[3] Shin speaks four languages fluently: Japanese, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Shin Fujiyama
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Shin Fujiyama in El Progreso, Honduras
Born1984
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Mary Washington
OccupationPhilanthropist
Years active2006 - present
EmployerStudents Helping Honduras
TitleExecutive Director

AwardsEdit

  • Changing Our World/Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 18–23[4]
  • CNN Heroes 2009 Award[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) UMW Today
  2. ^ http://www.pacificcitizen.org/content/2007/national/sept21-stom-fujiyama-honduran-orphans.htm Pacific Citizen
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Fredericksburg.com/Freelance Star Newspaper
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Association of Fundraising Professionals
  5. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/archive09/shin.fujiyama.html