Frank Baez was only a teenager when he started working as a janitor at New York University's Langone Tisch Hospital, cleaning patient rooms, bathrooms, and hallways. Baez is now a graduate from that same university where he started as a janitor. He originally started working to help support his family.
After working for a few months he became interested in the medical field; he eventually left his job to finish his bachelor's degree at nearby Hunter College. He always knew he wanted to return to NYU to get his nursing degree and after being convinced by the nursing staff he used to work with, he applied. He is now the first person in his family to receive a college degree!