Meredith Vaterlaus


Long Term Goal: 

To become a Community Health Educator or School Health Educator.  Currently my emphasis is undecided.


-Continue to be open-minded during my educational experience to explore all options.

-Graduate from Portland State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science, Health Studies.

-Either apply to the Graduate Teacher Education Program at Portland State University or become a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing. Inc.

Short Term Goal:

To continue to do well in school and begin networking within the health community.


-Maintain a 3.75 GPA

-Networking with students and professionals

-Gain volunteer experience

-Learning inside and outside of the class


  • Health promotion and education
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Disease prevention
  • Overall well-being

Work History

Work History
2003 - Present

Hairstlyist/Indepentdent Contractor (Hiatus 2008-2011)

Symmetry Salon
  • Maintain appointment calendar and client records
  • Apply health and sanitation requirements; maintain cleanliness of work area
  • Consult and advise clients
  • Cut, color, and style hair; demonstrate use of hair products
  • Manage inventory of retail and place orders
  • Maintain financial records and produce expense reports
1998 - 2003


Legends NW
  • Teach apprentice program
  • Search for models
  • Act as hairstylist for photo shoots
  • Continue advanced education
1996 - 1998

Apprentice to Salon Owner

Esties International
  • Advance learning opportunities
  • Observed salon management
  • Attended weekly hair classes


2011 - Present

Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences

University of Alabama
2011 - Present

Portland Community College
2009 - 2011

Associate of Science

Salt Lake Community College
  • Honors Foundation Scholarship
  • President's List
  • Graduated with Honors
1994 - 1996

Licensed Cosmetologist

College of Hair Design Careers



Microsoft Office

Interpersonal, communication and customer service skills