Colleen Grablick

Colleen hails from Allentown, Pa., a place known for that one Billy Joel song and being “an hour-ish” from Philly. She moved to D.C. in 2016 for college, worked for Street Sense Media as an intern in 2018, and joined DCist as an intern in 2019. Now, she covers a range of topics as a DCist staff writer — from the COVID-19 pandemic to the National Zoo’s baby panda. When she’s not reporting, you can find her at home in Columbia Heights rewatching her favorite episodes of The Great British Bake Off but never actually baking anything herself, forcing cuddles out of her roommate’s cat, or running around Rock Creek Park.