Emilie LaBonte – Program Associate


Born and raised in Minnesota, Emilie is thrilled to be returning the Jaffe team! She is excited to expand her knowledge and skill set; all while continuing to work with her tools of organization, time management and creativity. As a Program Associate, she looks forward to facing each new challenge head on and bringing new ideas to the table. Prior to joining the Jaffe team, Emilie was the Administrative & Project Manager for the Minneapolis downtown council and Downtown Improvement District. Her time there only solidified her love for Minneapolis, and the community that works hard to make this great city vibrant.


Emilie holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, with emphasis in Musical Theatre and Acting. Growing up a performer, she finds value in making a connection with the people she meets and is a firm believer that everyone has a story to tell. When not working, she likes to spend her time adventuring outside, trying her hand at authorship, and doing her best to reach her goal of successfully petting all dogs everywhere.