Katie Blizzard, Managing Director

As eLabs’ Managing Director, Katie Blizzard collaborates with the advisory board to identify content gaps as well as coordinates and contributes to the development of new content. She strongly welcomes community input on all things related to eLabs and encourages you to share your thoughts by contacting

Blizzard comes to eLabs with experience as a research editor at the Center for Digital Editing, where she still contributes to such projects as the Washington Papers and Papers of Martin Van Buren. She holds a BA in Anthropology and History, and a master’s in public administration.

Jennifer Stertzer, Director and Principal Investigator

Jennifer Stertzer is also Director of the Center for Digital Editing and the Washington Papers at the University of Virginia. With the Papers of George Washington since 2000, Stertzer has served as project manager of the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, overseeing the conversion of legacy print volumes into a digital edition, developed Word-to-XML workflows, and is editor of the Papers of George Washington Financial Papers project. At the CDE, Stertzer consults on project conceptualization, technical solutions, workflow, editorial methodologies, and engagement strategies. She teaches Conceptualising and Creating Digital Editions at the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, served on the faculty of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, and is past president of the Association for Documentary Editing.