Mari Belko is a Stingray Keeper at the Phoenix Zoo and holds a degree from Michigan State University. As a long time diver she has spent most of her life exploring the Pacific Ocean while living in Southern California. Even though diving has taken her all over the world, fueling her passion for the marine life, it wasn’t until a recent relocation to Arizona that this passion became a profession. It is deep in the desert at the Phoenix Zoo where Mari works with and studies stingrays on a daily basis. Drawn to them for their affection and intelligence, she hopes to show the world just how amazing these animals are.