Roque Sánchez Roque Sánchez
Roque Sánchez
Deputy Commissioner

Roque Sánchez is the Bureau of Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner. In this role, Sánchez oversees Reclamation’s internal and external relations strategies with Congress and the American public to increase awareness and understanding of Reclamation’s mission priorities, policies, and programs.

Sánchez was named as senior advisor at the Bureau of Reclamation in October 2022. Prior to joining Reclamation, he served at the White House as policy advisor for the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and startup facilitator for the Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris administration, Roque worked in several roles to advance climate resilience and clean energy, including at High Water Mark, a Native American, woman-owned environmental consulting firm; the Rice University School of Engineering; and President Obama’s White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. 


Sánchez holds degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Rice University and was raised in the Rio Grande valley of New Mexico. 


Updated: 06/21/2024
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