Who We Are

Photo_5Emily Mottahedeh is a twenty eight year old, two-time childhood Cancer survivor.

She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 5 and relapsed at age 11. She has been Cancer-free for almost fifteen years.

Emily has devoted her time and energy to a variety of causes including The Ronald McDonald House of New York, The Cancer Center For Kids at Winthrop University, and Sunrise Day Camp before starting Two By Twelve. Her interest in advocacy and social work was strengthened by experiences working in areas related to child welfare, disability, and education.

After starting Two By Twelve, Emily entered the New York City Teaching Fellows program where she earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education and soon began working as a teacher at Millennium Brooklyn High School. After three years of teaching, Emily is now a College Advisor at the school.