Eli Coffin was born and raised in Duluth Minnesota. He was 15 when he first started to get involved in OutFront MN with the marriage amendment campaign. Being out in Greater Minnesota was challenging as a teen and Eli often felt his only community was at OutFront. After high school Eli moved to the Twin Cities and attended University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Graduating in 2016 with a BA in Political Science and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies.
Eli is currently enjoying exploring the cities and post grad life. He is currently loving the balance of his jobs. Working as an office coordinator for a personal financial firm in the metro as well as for a small business out of Edina scooping doggy doo. Grounded in social justice and equity Eli continues to be passionately involved in different campaigns and speaks regularly about his experience as a young trans person. While he’s not trying to smash the patriarchy Eli loves being outside, from fall walks in the woods to paddle boarding around the lakes in the summer, he tries to keep life interesting and enjoys the sunshine along the way.