My name is Caitlin Lian Eckvahl. When I was born doctors read my birth certificate wrong and printed my insurance cards as "Caitlin Liam Cheungeckvahl." It also says I'm male. It's been a 20 year battle trying to have that corrected but to no avail. I go to the University of Oregon to study public relations and nonprofit administration.
I currently hold three part-time jobs and I work at the UO Wesley Community Center, Teaching and Learning Center, and Allen Hall Public Relations. I like to volunteer and every summer I work for a program called Vacation Bible School. Last year I was the photographer for VBS and that set me up for a part-time job in Italy. I worked as an assistant English teacher for a kindergarten in Siena.
Vacation Bible School
Scuola Materna San Bernedetto
I think I'm fairly competent with Indesign and basic Photoshop skills. I'm not completely clueless but I'm a little technologically challenged. I'm always open to learning new things and I hope J399 helps me bridge the gaps between me and tech savvy children.
I like to think I can cook and dance and sing, but I actually can't really do any of those things. It looks like I can though. I like weddings, cats, and Panda Express. I studied abroad in Italy for four months and studied Italian language, culture, and wine. My cooking teacher strongly believes in punches of salt instead of pinches. Crazy story - I once went to Amsterdam on Halloween and met a guy in line at the Van Gough museum. He's my boyfriend now. He's alright.