Daniela Lourenco is an Assistant Professor in animal breeding and genetics at the University of Georgia. She was born and raised in Brazil, where she earned her MS and PhD degrees in animal breeding and genetics from Maringa State University. Daniela has been working in this field since 2004 and has published over 200 scientific papers and proceedings. Daniela’s research has focused on improving livestock production using genomic information, developing methods for genetic evaluation, and addressing issues related to the implementation of genomic selection in beef and dairy cattle, poultry, swine, and fish.