Alexandra Zayas is a general assignment reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, writing enterprise stories out of Tampa. In her seven years with the Times, she has covered state courts, breaking news and neighborhoods. She is drawn to stories requiring intimate access. Her favorite ones have immersed her in the worlds of self-proclaimed vampires, war-scarred veterans, and players on both sides of the law. She has taught a class at The Poynter Institute about finding and telling untold stories.