Luis Gabriel Villarreal is a self-advocate representing The Americas in the Council of Inclusion International. He lives in Bogotá, Colombia. Luis Gabriel has participated in the formation of self-advocates implemented by Asdown Colombia since its foundation in 2010. His skills to interpret and perceive the needs of young self-advocates and situations they face in relation to the rights outlined in the UN Convention, are his greatest strength. He has a great ability to listen to others, propose ideas and offer support to his group. Something worth noting is his continuous efforts working in a group. He will share with his local group the relevant information and experience gained and he will contribute to the processes in the Region of the Americas in his role as Council member of II.