Karen DeGroot

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=Karen DeGroot
=Courtney Lavigne
=Swan orientation film
=Pearl orientation video
=Karen DeGroot
=Michigan, USA
=co-Founder of the DHARMA Initiative
'''Karen DeGroot''' is the co-founder of the DHARMA Initiative, along with her husband Gerald DeGroot.

==Before The DHARMA Initiative==
They both were doctoral candidates at the University of Michigan, as seen in the Swan Orientation Film and Pearl Orientation Film DHARMA Initiative films.

==Founding The DHARMA Initiative==
{{I=degroots_pearl.jpg=200=left=The DeGroots from the Pearl Orientation Video.}}
In 1970, Karen and Gerald DeGroot founded the DHARMA Initiative. It was financially backed by Danish industrialist and munitions magnate Alvar Hanso and his Hanso Foundation. The purpose of the Initiative was to create "a large-scale communal research compound where scientists and free-thinkers from around the globe could pursue research in meteorology, psychology, parapsychology, zoology, and electromagnetism."

==After The DHARMA Initiative==
According to Thomas Mittlewerk, the DHARMA Initiative "failed". The whereabouts of this couple are unknown today but many theories have surfaced.

*Karen appears briefly on the full length Room 23 video with Gerald DeGroot although she is not visible in the Not In Portland. This was an easter egg on the Lost The Complete Third Season (DVD).


==External links==
* Reference http//www.dharmasecrets.com/forum/index.php?topic=2992.msg33976 Dharmasecrets.com forum


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