Dr. Reinaldo Cooke is an Associate Professor with Texas A&M University - Department of Animal Science. Dr. Cooke developed an internationally recognized academic program, resulting in management to improve efficiency of beef operations based on Bos taurus and B. indicus cattle. Through excellence in research and educational ventures, his accomplishments are leading to the discovery, dissemination, and application of management systems that advance beef cattle production in the US and across the globe. To date, Dr. Cooke published 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, delivered > 200 scientific and outreach presentations across the globe, secured > $5.5 million in funding, and mentored several undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students. Dr. Cooke serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Animal Science (since 2014), President for the ASAS Western Section (2019-2020), and received the ASAS Early Career Achievement Award in 2018, ASAS Western Section - Extension Award in 2017, and the ASAS Western Section - Young Scientist Award in 2016.