Rogelio Sáenz is a sociologist and demographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he is professor in the Department of Demography. He was born and raised in Mercedes, located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Sáenz has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnicity, inequality, immigration, aging, public policy, and social justice. He is co-author of Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change.
Sáenz regularly writes op-ed essays for a variety of media outlets throughout the country. He recently received the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (2018), and was named as one of the Top Latino Leaders in 2018 by the National Diversity Council for Latino Workplace Equity.