Joy Benson, Front Desk Receptionist

Joy Benson

Joy is a receptionist for our Seattle office. Dedicated to continually improving her knowledge and abilities, she also supports our international trade team. Her keen eye for detail makes her an effective and efficient asset for our firm.

Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, Joy later moved to Seattle to pursue a degree at the University of Washington. During her studies, she was active in student life, dedicating much time to training with and revitalizing the Shotokan Karate Club as secretary/treasurer, and eventually as its president.

After graduating from UW with a B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology with minors in Global Health and American Indian Studies, Joy’s desire to expand her horizons drew her to Sapporo, Japan. She lived and taught English to high school students there for several years, creating lasting and meaningful relationships while learning the language and the culture. Having recently returned to the Seattle area, Joy spends her free time reacquainting herself with the city she loves.

More About Joy

Professional Experience

Assistant Language Teacher, Sapporo City Board of Education, Japan (2014 – 2017)


Dean’s List, University of Washington (2013)

Dean’s List, University of Washington (2011)

Recreational Pursuits

US Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (2017-Present)

Shotokan Karate of America (2012-Present)

President, Shotokan Karate Club at UW (2013-2014)

Treasurer/Secretary, Shotokan Karate Club at UW (2012-2013)


  • University of Washington (B.A., 2014)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (A.A., 2011)


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • ASL