Karen Graves is a minor character in Monsters University. She was Mike Wazowski's teacher when he was little. She is a pink slug-like monster with brown twisted horns. She was the second monster character who was voiced by Bonnie Hunt, who voiced Flint in Monsters, Inc..
Karen's only appearance is at the very beginning of the film, when she tells her students to put themselves in pairs before entering Monsters, Inc.. Mike is unable to find someone, and has to go with Karen as his pair. Sometime later, when Mike enters Frank McCay's door, Karen calls him and tries to get him out.