Kira Selby began her post-secondary career studying Mathematics and Physics at McMaster University. Originally, she intended to pursue physics at a graduate level, but near the end of her undergraduate career she had a change of heart. After watching Google Deepmind’s AlphaGo defeat champion Go player Lee Sedol, she was inspired and became determined that research in machine learning and artificial intelligence would be her future path. And for that, there was only one place to go - the University of Waterloo. Kira earned a Master’s degree from Waterloo’s Computational Mathematics program under Dr. Pascal Poupart, and continues to pursue her dream through Waterloo’s school of Computer Science where she is currently working on her PhD.