Kenji Yamada, 29.
This is the second post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.
Kenji was born in Tokyo and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied Linguistics and Ancient Greek at UC Davis.
A desire to volunteer brought Kenji to Albania with the Peace Corps. After his Albanian tour of duty he spent two years helping out in a hospice. Kenji's e-mail responses to my questions were detailed and excellent. Much of this post is just me relaying what he wrote back to you.