Danchen, a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker, was born and raised in Zhengzhou, China. She has worked in China and Switzerland on matters involving social justice and sustainable development. Prior to becoming a neighborhood liaison, Danchen served in Boston's Office of Fair Housing and Equity under Mayor Walsh. She helped to both standardize the City's housing lottery application and to expand access to affordable housing opportunities.
Danchen has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science from Boston University.