In Chapter 7 of 11 in his 2011 interview, education reporter Yoav Gonen answers "How Have You Built a Relationship With Your Grandmother and How Has It Shaped Your Life?" Gonen notes the importance of strong women in his life, especially his grandmothers. Through counsel from both grandmothers and his mother, Gonen learns to be more confident and stand up for himself. Yoav Gonen is the education reporter for the New York Post newspaper in New York City. He earned a Masters of Journalism degree from New York University and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.