About Me

Kristina Racek Pechulis directs the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Intern Fellowship program at Simmons University, which places undergraduate women in internships with female legislators at the State House. Professor Pechulis teaches courses in Massachusetts politics and constitutional law. Other interests include food policy, and leadership. Professor Pechulis also advises the pre-law students at Simmons on how to prepare for law school.

Prior to coming to Simmons, Professor Pechulis worked on public health policy issues, and worked as General Counsel to a Massachusetts State Senator, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston, and as a legal services attorney. Professor Pechulis lives outside of Boston with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, hiking and cooking.

What I Teach

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law and Crime and Literature
  • Food Policy and Community Food Systems
  • Politics Unplugged (a look at Massachusetts politics)