Gabriel Nadales is a Student Rights Advocate at The Leadership Institute and author of "Behind the Black Mask: My Time as an Antifa Activist." Gabriel grew up in the San Gabriel Valley in California and graduated from Citrus College in 2015. He is currently enrolled at Northwestern California School of Law and hopes to practice Constitutional Law upon passing the California Bar.
As a young Mexican immigrant, Gabriel Nadales grew up feeling alienated from the American Dream that brought his parents to the United States. Gabriel first became involved in politics in 2009 as a member of the left and eventually joined the Antifa movement. Disillusioned with leftist politics, it was after being exposed to works by classical liberal economists such as Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell that Nadales began to reconsider his assumptions about capitalism and American society.
Gabriel reached out to conservative organizations in hopes that they would provide an alternative to the left’s extremist views. Eventually he left Antifa and became a conservative activist, advising youth groups on campuses around the country on how to deal with left-wing students, radical faculty, and openly hostile administrators. Today, Gabriel speaks at universities across the country and argues in favor of civility over political violence. Gabriel has appeared on Fox and Friends, the Ingraham Angle, the Ben Shapiro Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, and Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network.