Mari graduated from the University of Hawaii and the Gnomon School of Visual Arts. She started her career as a lighter on Disney’s Wreck It Ralph. After concluding her stint at Disney, Mari joined Naughty Dog as a cinematic lighter for The Last of Us. Apart from The Last of Us, Mari has also done cinematics The Last of Us; Left Behind, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Mari is also the lead cinematic lighter for The Last of Us Part II.