Shin Fujiyama

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Shin Fujiyama
Shin Fujiyama in El Progreso, Honduras
Born 1984
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Mary Washington
Occupation Philanthropist
Years active 2006 - present
Employer Students Helping Honduras
Title Executive Director

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.


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