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Commitment. It’s a word to describe this amazing Tiger, who taught himself to become proficient in English, took the necessary steps to become a United States citizen and now is working toward a four-year degree. He believes that commitment between the police and the community is crucial in maintaining solid relationships. Meet Jesus De Luna Soto.

Years at Clemson: 10 months

What I do at Clemson: Our mission at Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) is to provide for a safe and secure educational environment for all persons at Clemson. We do this by both enforcing all state, federal and local laws as well as building community relationships and partnerships to work together to keep campus safe.

What I love about Clemson: I am new to the Clemson community and Clemson area, but I love the opportunity I have to meet new people.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: I am most proud of becoming a United States citizen. I am proud of the start of my career in law enforcement and completing my associates degree in criminal justice. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Where I see myself in five years: I would like to continue advancing my career here at Clemson University and working to keep building strong relationships with the Clemson community.

Last thing I watched on TV:  Stranger Things

Guilty pleasure:  During my free time when I should be studying, I enjoy playing video games and hiking.

One thing most people do not know about me: Most people don’t know or understand how much of a commitment the process to become a U.S. Citizen is. I had to work very hard to make it through the process, I even taught myself English. It is something I am very proud of and an experience I cherish.

Want to nominate a colleague to be featured in Meet a Tiger? Contact Jackie Todd at jtodd3@clemson.edu.