Tony Viola IV is currently in his junior year at the University of Arizona pursuing a degree in Literacy, Learning and Leadership with a minor in American Indian Studies. Tony is originally from Coolidge, Arizona and is the first in his family to attend college. Tony serves as a Cat Coach for the First Cats program and shared that, "Being a First Cat means that I get to proudly embark on a new journey that other members of my family weren't given the opportunity to. It also means that I get to set a strong example and use my knowledge to help others, just like others have helped me." Tony's favorite part about being a student at UA are the connections he has made with fellow students, faculty and staff. After college, Tony plans to attend graduate school to pursue a career in higher education.