Right To Know was co-founded by Mariana Ferreira and Kellen Prandini.


Nathan Embretson is the Right to Know Executive Director since 2010. Nathan has been active with Right to Know since its founding in 2008.  He launched the first ever Right to Know Human Rights Zine Series and has lead numerous workshops around the Bay Area on zine making and the art of self publishing.  Nathan's interests include community empowerment through public art, collaborative film-making, and underground media.  Nathan received his BA in Cultural Anthropology from San Francisco State University in 2008 and now resides in Berkeley, California.

Mariana Ferreira is the Director of Right To Know. Dr. Ferreira is a Brazilian anthropologist specializing in the social causes of illness, including diabetes mellitus and cancer. She is particularly interested in a physiology of oppression that connects Indigenous Peoples worldwide to diabetes, social inequality, and colonial trauma. Mariana Ferreira teaches Anthropology at San Francisco State University, in California, and currently directs the Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies Program at SFSU.

Kellen Prandini is the former Director and one of the founders of Right To Know and is an alumnus of SFSU. Kellen specializes in applied visual anthropology, cultural anthropology, collaborative filmmaking, and youth filmmaker education. His background includes documentary educational work in Tanzania with migrant Maasai, as well as youth filmmaker training in South Central Los Angeles, the SF Bay, and on the Yurok Reservation in Northern California. Currently, Kellen works as an anthropology instructor at Fresno Pacific University and Fresno City College, and as a youth coordinator at East Fresno Boys & Girls Club. As a visual anthropologist, his aspirations include the advancement of human rights through community activism and collaborative filmmaking.