Facts and numbers paint an important picture of a community's progress and challenges, and no one knows the stats around the U.S. Latino population better than Mark Hugo Lopez, the director of global migration and demography research at the non-partisan Pew Research Center. This includes overseeing Pew's Hispanic Trends research group, which he previously directed.
Pew Research publishes regular reports on Latino voters, and ahead of 2020 their data will be closely scrutinized and used by journalists, academics and policy makers.
"There’s no denying that this is pretty close to a dream job as you can get," Lopez told NBC Latino in a 2016 interview. "I enjoy the opportunity to travel the country and the world to talk about the Latino experience, especially growing up in a household where we talked about the struggles of that experience."