Name: Xander

Social Media Handle/Username: xanderjifford

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is Xander Gifford, I’m 18 and from Northern California. I’ve been acting to comedy for most of my life. Improv is where I feel like I shine, and I’m missing it a lot.

What Inspires You Every day? : The people around me, my friends, and family.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Believe in yourself, Dream, Try, and Do Good.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : Hopefully have family and friends around me every step of the way, and have some sort of success in entertainment.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : I’ve been a lot better, but I have also been a lot worse. I’m going stir crazy and miss socializing, but am definitely privileged to have a roof over my head and a steady job. I’ve been vaccinated and I haven’t gotten COVID, so also lucky there. I just can’t wait for things to go back to normal.

What is a message you would like to give others? : I don’t know, people change. They change constantly. I know I’m not the same person I was before quarantine started a year ago, I’ve changed. Sometimes you don’t see the change, but it can still be happening.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I wrote a book and published it during quarantine, and it’s not great, but I think it tells a good story, it’s called Anxious Boom. If you check it out, awesome. If you don’t, I’m personally offended and will take it to heart.

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