This digital archive of Capstone projects and Master's theses gathers the culminating experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUMB.

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Capstones/Theses from 2016

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A Beautiful Apocalypse: A Collection of Poems, Emily M. Kesler

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A Case Study Analysis of Racial Identity Among Heterosexual Black and White Interracial Couples in the Monterey County, Carla Becerra

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Accommodating Students Different Learning Styles with the Use of Technology, Jaime Prieto

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A Comparative History and the Importance of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks

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Addressing the Impact of Deportation on Citizen Children and their Undocumented Parents, Ismael Mondragon

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ADHD in the Classroom: Promoting Teacher Knowledge and Successful Intervention Strategies, Lauryn Michele Fouser

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After School Programs in Housing and Their Role in Supporting Latino Parents in Involving in Their Children’s Education, Lidia M. Mendoza

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Arts Integration: The Missing Link, Samuel G. Cochran

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A Theoretical Analysis of ISIS Indoctrination and Recruitment, Trevor Hawkins

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Automation: From Consoles to DAWs, Christian Ekeke

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Avengers Assemble...In Therapy: An Exploration of Superheroes and their Trauma, Megan R. Butler

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Bad Language: A Study of Structural Violence through Language Policies in Australia, Dylan M. Howes

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Beautifully Scarred: The Journey through Recovery and Loving Thy Self, Racquel Ward

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Becoming Me: A Journey to Womanhood, Haley M. Mathis

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Benefits of Art Therapy in Special Education, Paige Myers

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Benefits of Counseling Services for Elementary School Students, Sarah D. Fuentes

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Benefits of Culturally Responsive Teachers on Elementary Latino Students, Miriam B. Ortega

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Benefits of Implementing Journaling Activities in Physical Education at the Elementary School Level, Ivy Ottmar

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Benefits of Incorporating Health and Wellness Education into the Fifth Grade Curriculum, Allison Brown

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Benefits of Migrant Education Program, Cecilia Serrano

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Benefits of Promoting College Awareness for Low Income Middle and High School Students, Jenna N. Kroboth

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Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation for Young Adults with Special Needs, Summer L. Esseff

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Benefits of Using Videogames as an Educational Tool for Classroom Instruction, Gnylle Gersaniva

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Breaking the Silence by Empowering Women, Noeli Perez

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Bringing College Awareness to Migrant Parents, Adriana Pimentel and Maria Pimentel

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening in Schools, Stephanie Q. Escalera

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening Outdoors, Nicole Aboujaoude

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Bringing Sor Juana to Life: Creating a Community-Based Acto to Speak Feminism Into the Educational Dreams of Latinas, Raymundo Navarro

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Bullying and Development, Caitlin O'Hare

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Bullying in Elementary Schools, Tracy Perez-Guzman

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Challenges Faced by English Language Learners, Adriana Contreras Gonzales

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Chicanx (Re)-Claiming Identity and Representation Through Education, Katherin Razo-Gomez

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Citizen Engagement in Monterey County, Bernard Green

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Classroom Community: Creating a Respectful and Accepting Learning Environment to Inspire Student Participation and Achievement, Dana Angelo and Margarita Tapia-Soto

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College Awareness for Spanish Speaking Parents, Mariela G. Morales

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Comparing the Cost of Preamplifiers to Their Sonic Fidelity and Frequency Output, Jackson O. Hunter

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a Tool to Reduce Discipline, Alyssa Grainger

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Decorating Behavior and Decoration Preference in the Masking Crab, Loxorhynchus Crispatus, Catherine Anne Drake

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Defining the Doratopsis: Investigating the Endpoint of the Paralarval Stage in Chiroteuthis Calyx, Alicia Bitondo

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Developing a Bike-Share Program for Salinas and CSUMB, Brittany Whalen, Ryan Blackman, Monica Mata, and Madi Hare

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Domoic Acid Production in Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) as a General Response to Unbalanced Growth: The Role of Photo-Oxidative Stress, April Woods

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Ecological and Reproductive Consequences of Morphological Variation in Egregia Menziesii (Turner) Areshoug, Heather K. Fulton-Bennett

Effectiveness of Number Lines and Touch Points With Students With Speech Impairment, Satwat Rais

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Effects of Bilingual Education Programs on the Academic Achievement of English Language Learners, Johanna Uribe

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Effects of Classroom Relationships Between Students and Teachers on Emotional Development of Elementary School Students, Hannah R. Allen

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Effects of Early Childhood Programs on Transitional Kindergarteners, Alycia M. Vasquez-Aiello

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Effects of Non-Native Species on Two Life Stages of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida, in the Elkhorn Slough Estuary, Pamela Ann Neeb Wade

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Effects of Obesity in Elementary School Children after No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Victoria L. Moore

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Effects of Read 180® on Oral Reading Fluency Among Special Education Students, Marisol Briones

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Elementary Teaching Strategies for LGBTQ Inclusion, Nicole E. Cox

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English Language Learners Writing: Influencing Use of Pronouns, Elkjaer Garcia

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Enhancing Communication Initiation of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Through General Education Peer Interaction, Veronica Lopez

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Epiphany Through Chaos, Sibel Borquez

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Exploring Chicana Identity Through Mascaras (Masks) as a Healing Process, Esther Santiago-Sanchez

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Feeling on an Island, Nima Godusi

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First Century Roman Wales: An Insight Into Imperial Policy, Austin P. Phipps

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Fit for School, Erika Rose Bertelsen

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Gaining Equality In Elementary Schools Through Integration of Technology, Mallery Helmuth

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German People and the Holocaust, Brandi J. Lopez

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Getting to the Finish Line, Breanna Salcido

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Goal-Setting and Healthy Choices, Shannon Boulger

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Growing Pains: My Steps Towards Self Discovery, Jonathan P. Alciati

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Growing Together: A Journey to Self-Discovery, Alicia Mehtlan

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Hooked On Self-Identity: What does it mean to find yourself?, Wesley Barnes and Brent Clay

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How Two-Way Immersion Programs Close the Achievement Gap, Bethany Finneran

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Humanity’s Capability of Transcendence through Artificial Intelligence, Zena McCartney

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I Am a Sexual Being: An Exploration of Over-Sexualization and Its Effects, Erin Bass

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Identity & Self-Esteem through Re-culturalization: “We are sometimes not who we think we are”, Aki Kurosawa

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Immigrant Students: Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Education, Dayana Rangel

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Immigrant Students: Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Education, Dayana Rangel

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Impact of a Contingency Cell Phone Plan on Secondary Students’ On-Task Behavior, Lindsay Hack

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Impact of Computer Assisted Instruction on Achievement in Seventh Grade Mathematics, Brenda Valencia

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Implementing A Preschool Literacy Curriculum, Darienne Keller-Vallo

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Implementing arts-integrated lessons through auto-ethnography to improve teacher collaboration, Richard M. Romero Jr

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Implementing Physical Activity Inside the Classroom, Janet Jacuinde

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Importance of Accommodating Elementary School Students with Learning Disabilities, Angelica R. Rivera

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Importance of Supporting the Unique Needs of Military Children in the Monterey Bay Area, Emilie Knudson

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(I’m)Possible: In a World That Pushes Back, Step Forward, Rahni Jensen

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Improving Literacy of Elementary Students, Naomi Pardo

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Improving Sex Education:How Can Teachers Better Serve Their Students?, Courtney R. McCrary and Ryan Okerson

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Inclusion of Nutrition in Elementary Education, Marina Grimaldo

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Increasing Consumption and Decreasing Food Waste in the National School Lunch Program, Stephanie Sturgis

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Increasing Time Management Skills to Improve Student Athletes’ GPA, Jeffrey Owen

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Introducing Financial Literacy at the Elementary Level, Shelby Gertz

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It Takes a Community to Teach a Child: Teachers Success with Helpers, Catherine Hickinbotham and Demi Varni

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It Takes a Village: Identity Through Helping the Community, Kimberly Anne Arias

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Justice for Juveniles, Nicholas H. Meech

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Kitchen-Table Talk: Creating Authentic Engagement in K-12 Classrooms, Megan R. Williamson

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Ladies in Leadership, Christina Cawaling

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Latino Roles in TV & Film: The Reproduction of Stereotypes, Vanessa A. Beltran and Tamara Delena Anai Delena

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Law Enforcement: Deadly Force Policy and Community-Oriented Policing Programs, Lucas Asuncion

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Learned Helplessness and its Connection to Recidivism, Martin Nguyen

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Learning from Frida Kahlo—Artista, Feminista, Latina: Examining the Self through a Culturally Relevant Art Curriculum, Sulema Aguirre

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Let's Dream Again America, Luke James Eicher

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Light Up the Darkness: Using Disability Awareness to Achieve Goals, Coleman Newell

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Mathematic Support Programs: A Case Study of Marina High School, Monica Carrillo

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Measuring Visitor Engagement in the Mission Museum, Jewel Sean Yahut Gentry

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Medical Cannabis, Depression and Self-Identity: A Journey Home, Berenice Melchor

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Mentoring At Risk Students Outside of School To Meet the Mark, Tiffany Ray

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Mexica Music, Tizoc E. Ramirez-Marquez