Barb Gifford was born and raised in Clifton Springs. She earned her Associate's Degree at Mohawk Valley Community College, and then transferred to SUNY Brockport, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After having her first child, she and her family moved back to Clifton Springs and worked at the Clifton Springs hospital as a social worker for nearly thirty years. In early 2018, she moved back to Brockport to live closer to her daughter, who teaches at the Brockport Central School District, and to help take care of her grandchildren. As of November 2019, she has audited six courses at SUNY Brockport as part of the college's Lifelong Learning Program.
Length of Interview
Tynan, Jacob and Blackburn, Jessy, "Barb Gifford, interviewed by Jessy Blackburn" (2020). Interviews With Students Past & Present. 7.