Alexandra Fuenmayor Starr writes articles and produces radio stories, mostly about immigration and poverty. She’s published in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine,, The New Republic, and The American Scholar. Her Harper's story "American Hustle" was featured in the 2016 edition of Best American Sports Writing. Her piece "Pushing the Limit," also published in Harper's, was a finalist for the Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting.

Starr is a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University. Previously she served as a reporter in NPR's New York City bureau. She has also been a visiting journalist at the Russell Sage Foundation, an Emerson fellow at the New America Foundation, a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University Law School, a Milena Jesenska fellow in Vienna, Austria; a Japan Society Fellow in Tokyo, Japan; and an Organization of American States fellow in Caracas, Venezuela. She covered the 2004 presidential election for Businessweek Magazine and many years ago did a stint at National Public Radio as Daniel Schorr's research assistant. Starr lives in New York City.