is a queer and trans Boston-area artist, educator, life coach and aspiring therapist. They are currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University. Trained in visual arts, dance, and gender studies at Wesleyan University, Dani has been facilitating workshops since 2010. As the Youth Education Specialist at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Dani managed a dating violence prevention program, supporting young people, school staff, clinicians, and parents in understanding dating violence and building skills for helathy relationships. Dani has worked as a Teaching Artist with VSA Massachusetts and a Consultant with the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students. They are the Founder and Director of Building Connection through Creative Exploration (BCCE), through which they facilitate arts-based workshops that support personal exploration, self-expression, and community building. As a coach, they help people improve their relationships, live more authentically, and reach their goals through guided arts exploration.