My name: Chris Oechsel

Status: Attending Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Following the completion of his freshman year at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Chris Oechsel, long-time MWAH! troupe member, returned for a troupe appearance on May 6, 2013 at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville, a western suburb of Chicago. As he did during his six years of dedicated participation with the troupe, Chris again used his speaking, singing, and dance skills to convey messages of hope and inspiration. His major in college is Communications and prior to his summer break he completed his first triathlon – swimming, bicycling, and running.
(photos by Jeremy Reed of Impact Life Photography).

Chris Oechsel (blue shirt) rehearsing some dance moves before the performance on May 6, 2013 with his sister Alex, a senior in 2013-2014 at Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois, where Chris graduated from in 2012.

Chris Oechsel interacts with the audience during an improvisational piece on diversity during a MWAH! performance on November 8, 2010 at Freedom Middle School in Berwyn, Illinois. From left in the background are troupe members Christian Honn, Mason Ridenour, and Rob Delgado.
(photo by Paul Iwanaga of the Berwyn Life newspaper)