IDATA mentor Tia Bentz is a student at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield. For many years, she has been involved with the Yerkes Observatory, a collaborator on the IDATA. She has a strong passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), evident in her desire to educate and empower people through that very field. Tia, who is visually impaired herself, has not allow her limitation to stand in the way of her life goals. Outside of the IDATA program, she enjoys daydreaming about future technology, spending time with friends and family, along with 3D printing and has made 3D models for a diverse clientele.