Jeannette was the co-captain of the first University of Michigan Varsity Women's Rowing team. Jeannette was also Academic All-Big Ten Conference, and two time Letterwinner [1997, 1998] having helped transition the UM women's rowing program from club to Varsity status during her tenure.
Jeannette Stawski serves as the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education's Executive Director. She is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, a National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor, a Wilderness Medical Training Center Wilderness Medicine Instructor, and an Emergency Medical Technician. Jeannette has a B.S. in Resource Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan  and is a Certified Association Executive [CAE]. Jeannette completed 11 years as the Director of Outdoor Adventures at the University of Michigan. Prior to working for U of M, Jeannette worked for five summers as a professional outdoor guide. She has mentored over 500 participants while leading multiple extended programs. She has spent over 250 days in the backcountry in Tennessee, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, New Zealand, and Alaska. She also worked for three summers as a professional whitewater guide with over 1,600 river miles on class I-IV Rivers. Jeannette and her husband, Justin, have two children Gretel, 8 and Thor 5. She enjoys open water swimming and is currently learning the sport of skate skiing.