Trinity University's Department of Education is proud to announce our partnership with the KIND foundation and Empatico. Empatico is a free online learning tool that enables elementary students to develop perspective taking, communication, critical thinking and empathy through virtual field trips to classrooms around the world. This teaching and research initiative was made possible by a generous $1 million dollar gift from Daniel Lubetzky ('90), creator of KIND bars and the KIND foundation.

Connecting your classroom to the world to build meaningful connections.

Getting Started

As an education professional partnering with us your first step is to set up an account with Empatico. Please view the video for more information on Empatico and how to sign up.

About Us

Patricia Norman, Ph. D.,


Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos Ph. D.,

Principal Investigator

Linda Mora, Ph. D.,

Associate Director

Rocio Delgado, Ph.D.,

Faculty Lead

Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D.,

Faculty Lead

Rebecca Salazar, Administrative Assistant



Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Empatico or would like to learn how to be a part of our progress please reach out to Rebecca Salazar, Administrative Assistant, at 210-999-7178 or rsalaza1@trinity.edu.

Are you a present Educator working with us? Please reach out to Rebecca with any questions.