We are BEYOND excited to welcome Xander Karris to Wilcox Wellness & Fitness for his summer fellowship through the Innovate for Maine Program. Xander is our 4th Innovate for Maine Fellow and we are so excited to be working with him to help make more of an impact in the communities that we support. Xander brings with him excitement and enthusiasm for problem solving and is currently pursuing a degree in social/abnormal psychology with minors in business administration and innovation engineering.
Hi, my name is Alexander Karris, but you can call me Xander (pronounced like ‘Zander’). I’m an Innovate for Maine fellow and was lucky enough to have been paired with Wilcox Wellness & Fitness for my summer fellowship. During my time here, I’ll be helping expand our marketing strategy, and developing and innovating our franchise program.
I’m currently a senior at the University of Maine, in Orono, where I’m pursuing a degree in social/abnormal psychology with minors in business administration and innovation engineering. I also have an honors concentration, which will allow me to conduct primary research on social media use in college students for my thesis the next two semesters.
Wherever my future takes me, I want to help people solve their problems. As an innovator, it's directed towards whomever is benefitting from the product or service I'm creating or helping to create. As a psychologist, it's by identifying faulty cognitions or maladaptive behaviors, and helping to create solutions to increase people’s well-being and life satisfaction. No matter the project or person, I love helping others reach their goals.
You’ll find me greeting you with a smile at the front desk, or walking around the facility, recording all of the hard work you’ll be putting in with our dedicated trainers. I hope to see you soon!