Anthony St. Louis knew from an early age that he was interested in computer engineering, but limited resources in New York City public schools restricted his ambitions. Though he was accepted at Manhattan’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School, Anthony instead attended Dalton School, a small private school. He was able to do this with help from the Albert G. Oliver Program, an organization giving financial support to talented minority students who wish to attend independent schools. While at Dalton, Anthony selected rigorous academic courses and took part in the art and music programs, as well as in a mentoring program. Commuting 90 minutes each way from a Caribbean neighborhood in Queens, he believes attending Dalton broadened his horizons and prepared him academically for M.I.T.
At M.I.T. Anthony was named a GE Fund Scholar, an honor given to only forty students nationwide. He is also a National Achievement Scholar. He joined the National Society of Black Engineers, of which he is regional treasurer, the Black Students Union, and the Caribbean Club. During the summers of 1998 and 1999 Anthony interned in the Data Protection and Distributed Projects Divisions of Federal Express, experiences which reaffirmed his desire to become a computer engineer.