When the Internet boom hit in the mid-1990’s, I decided to shift gears and began several years working for an Internet startup company called Firefly. I learned on the job at Firefly about networking, html, and computer hardware. It was such a fun time to be working in high tech, but eventually I decided I wanted to do something different, something more meaningful. While I was working in technology, I enrolled in a graduate program at Tufts University to become a Social Studies teacher. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1999 and began working at Westborough High School where I would teach for the next 8 years.