Fabian Doñate, UNLV ’18, is a Nevada State Senator representing the Las Vegas Strip and Central Vegas (SD-10). Fabian was twenty-four when he was appointed to the District 10 seat in February 2021, replacing Yvanna Cancela after she took a job in the Biden administration. Fabian is a young professional with dual degrees in public health and health administration. As the son of Mexican immigrants, he has devoted most of his career to raising awareness for causes that will make his community a better place. Fabian has served as a consultant for major health systems and smaller organizations, primarily seeking to integrate innovation and digital technology into evidence-based strategies to advance public health. He recently served on President Biden’s Health Policy Committee.
Fabian was the first in his family to graduate from college and obtain a graduate degree. He earned his bachelor of science in public health from UNLV, and completed his master of health administration at the University of Maryland, College Park. His Phi Delta Theta résumé is quite extensive, including serving as chapter president, vice president, alumni secretary, community service chairman, and awards chairman for the Nevada Beta Chapter. While attending graduate school, he served on the chapter advisory board for Maryland Alpha at the University of Maryland“I’m honored to be a member of this Fraternity, and I’m forever inspired by the teachings instilled by our brotherhood. Phi Delt was an instrumental part of my early adulthood, and I’m thankful for the lifelong friendships and mentorships that I’ve gained along the way.”