I don’t believe I’ve ever come across a woman named Kori, but David Shaw’s wife Kori Shaw has now changed that. The couple met in California shortly after he graduated from Stanford (as documented by The New York Times), and they had their first date at a movie theater watching “Apollo 13” and eating some burgers and fries at a Jack In The Box. That’s pretty traditional stuff. You could do a lot worse for a movie date.
So flash forward a number of years, and now Kori and Dave have three kids. Their oldest is their daughter Keegan, followed by their son Carter, and their youngest kid Gavin. I read a very detailed and specific article that the Stanford Medical website wrote about their kids and David Shaw’s wife protecting them from food allergies. Both Keegan and Carter are highly allergic to peanuts, milk, eggs, and tree nuts. As you might guess, living with that in American society would is problematic. Essentially, the article talks about how less than a decade ago the general public was less aware of allergies than they are now. This sounds about right, if you think about it, and Kori shed tears of relief when she made a friend who had a child with the same kinds of allergies that her kids had. Her friend bonded with her about keeping their kids safe from nuts and stuff. It sounds a little silly but that’s what happens when you have kids: you try not to go nuts.
Now, the Shaws still live in Palo Alto, where they moved around a decade ago when David was getting his Stanford career kicking into high gear. It should certainly be noted that Kori also attended Stanford, and she has a bachelor’s from MIT in mechanical engineering and a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of California. She’s the Vice President of Business Development at a computer company. She’s a helluva’ lot smarter than I am. I’m actually a little unclear if she attended Stanford or just took classes there, but I know for a fact that she graduated from both MIT and California with the aforementioned degrees.