Having been a long-term synchronous student through DIU’s Remote Learning programs, Bretton is very familiar with the remote learning experience. Originally pursuing English Lit. studies, Bretton changed his trajectory when he found a calling on his life to work in language and translation. He is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and Abrahamic Studies. He likes to do things old school, so he has not always been highly interested in Info Tech, but since discovering the world of translation and cross-cultural service, he has rejoiced in the role that technology can play in the great work we are a part of. He has worked as a part-time educator and as a religious teacher/administrator while pursuing much of his education online. Now that he is in person, he is hoping to contribute what he can to DIU with the time he has. In his work with academic and religious institutions, he has experience with people management systems and audio/video editing, and he has spent a lot of time helping people learn new applications or tech they aren’t used to. Bretton wants to be a part of facilitating educational tech that allows our students to have a vibrant, smooth, and meaningful experience at DIU, wherever they are in the world.
Bretton is recently married, and he and his wife Morgan look forward to a career in translation, international service, and community development. They enjoy cooking, playing games, and entertaining and are always open for company. Bretton’s interest in language and translation came out of a love for English literature and Fantasy. He will gladly talk for hours about The Lord of the Rings and how fantasy and storytelling is core to his faith journey. He sees story-telling as a platform for faith engagement and loves to explore unique ways to talk about truth and philosophy through fiction.