Danlei (Gladys) Xiang
I’m very excited to join the DCI community! Born in China, I moved to the US during my junior year of high school. Best decision ever! I have lived in three different states, MA, NY, and VA, and am very looking forward to exploring DC this upcoming year. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Health and Wellness, from SUNY-Binghamton, and I obtained my Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia. I am passionate about working with students, helping them to recognize their strengths, and making informed and powerful decisions. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked as a camp counselor and served as a Resident Assistant for three years in college. This is my first year working as an official school counselor, and I can’t wait to step into this role, getting to know my students and this dynamic community. In my free time, you can find me hiking, reading, watching movies, learning to play guitar, and hanging out with friends. I enjoy spending time with people and building relationships. You’ll also find me on road trips, with my little camera, photographing and vlogging to capture the fun moments.