Dani is a 1991 graduate of Simmons College in Boston with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in counseling from Central Connecticut State University in 1999. She has worked with children, youth and families for over twenty years, beginning with her career in Boston as a case worker for bilingual families. She is a Waterford native and lives in Preston with her husband, Jay. Dani also has two boys, Conor, who is a sophmore at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI and J.T. who recently graduated from the University of South Carolina. Dani is also the Town of Waterford's Municipal Agent for Children.