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 2020

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Increasing Arabic Language Graduate Students’ Awareness of the Impact on Culture of The Arab Labor Immigrants, Wafa Mahdi

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Social Media: Impact on Adolescents, Mary Breen

Capstones/Theses from 2019

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12 Steps Might Not Be Enough: Playing Music and its Effects in Addiction Recovery, James Crumm

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1999 AAA JRPG Quality And How a 2019 Indie-Game Developer Can Meet It, Kailynn Haskell-Harbert

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Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors Curriculum Evaluation, Josclynn Morales

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Academic Confidence: A Quantitative Study of Living Learning Communities and Self-Efficacy, Jessica Bawdon

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A Child’s Perspective of the Foster Care System, Cynthia Valdez

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A Comparative Analysis Between the Voting Patterns of CSUMB Students and Nationwide Voters, Ages 18-24, Selena Corona

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Acute Effects of Elevated pCO 2 and Hypoxia on Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) Gene Expression and Metabolic Enzyme Activity, Andrew Jacob Cline

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A Data Driven Approach to Increasing CASA Compliance, Desiraye Kesterson

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A data-driven approach to increasing male advocacy at CASA of Monterey County, Andrea Ledesma

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Addressing Food Insecurity Through Staff Development, Briana Palacios

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A Developing Superpower: Using Graphic Novels to Increase Reading Motivation, Andrés Antúnez

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A Drop of Golden Sun: Arts Integration in the Inclusive Classroom, Vicki M. Blaszczak

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Aggregation Services and Songwriter Independence, Saxon John Paul Ahern

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Agriculture Education In Elementary Schools, Samantha Irene Cairncross

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A High Percentage of College Students Are Low Income in California, Paulo Magana

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A Life Skill Workshop for Youth on Probation, Gabriela Ayala

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Alleviating Bullying Behaviors Among Adolescents, Haley Q. Glidden

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Analysis of Social Services Available to Seniors in Monterey County, Marijeanne Santina

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An Analysis of Parental Engagement in Spanish and Bilingual Families, Marielena F. Villicana

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An Outreach Project for People Experiencing Homelessness, Patricia Aparicio

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An Untold History: Intergenerational Trauma & the Armenian Genocide, Erik Anderson

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Applying Parental Involvement in Early Literacy, Luis Moya

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Assessing High-Frequency Variability of a Beach Adjacent to a Submarine Canyon (Moss Landing Beach, Monterey Bay, CA), Tyler Barnes

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A Technology Resource Guide for The Safety Nest, Maribel Perez

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ATP as a Quantitative Proxy for Living Microbial Biomass: Cellular ATP Content Under Stress, Natalia Yingling

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A Well-Rounded Community: Integrating Arts to Enhance the Mental Health of Elementary School Students, Hilary Jeanne Little

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Beneficial or Not: Flipped Learning in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom, Nicole Jackson

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Benefits of After-School Programs on Elementary School Students, Cynthia Cramer

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Benefits of Bilingual Education Programs for Elementary School Students, Jesica Moreno

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Benefits of Culturally Relevant Literature on Latino Students, Adriana Valdez

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Benefits of Field Trips on Elementary School Students, Katrina Medrano

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Benefits of Implementing Environmental Education in Low-Income Elementary Schools, Teanna Ackerley

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Benefits of Implementing Visual Arts for Elementary School Students, Desiree Conway

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Benefits of Increasing Unstructured Recess Time for Elementary School Students, Alesia l. Tuiolosega

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Benefits of Integrating Physical Activities into the Elementary Classroom, Maritza Juliet Ruelas

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Benefits of Play for the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Kindergarten, Chelsea Andrade

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Benefits of School Gardening on Low-Income Elementary School Students, Caitlynn Lange

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Bilingual Prescription Drug Safety for Santa Cruz County, Monica Pantoja

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Blueprint for Shared Safety Strategic Plan, ReAnn Ramos

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Bridge to Inclusion: Honoring Insight from Families with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Lindsay Peterson

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Bridging College-Readiness Disparities Within Historically Underrepresented High School Students, Luis A. Ecute

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Bringing Music Back into the Classroom and Its Benefits on Elementary School Students, Laura Alcaraz

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Bullying Awareness Within Elementary School Children, Maritsa Garcia Rendon

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Bullying In and Out of the Classroom: How Teachers Can Help, Krysta Leilani Banes

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Bullying: The effects in relation to third-grade elementary students, Shelby Wilson

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California Rural Legal Assistance Employment Education Outreach Project, Daisy Leon Melendrez

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California State University Monterey Bay Basic Needs Outreach Program, Spencer Harnett

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Calm and Focused: Reducing Test Anxiety Among Elementary Students, Alicia M. DeRollo

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CASA Youth Resource Guide, Jessica Ramos

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Case Management Resource Binder, Moneka Ashley

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Central Coast VNA Palliative Care Volunteer Program, Jacquelyn Taueetia

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Challenges Faced by Female Mexican Pre-Service Teachers in Balancing Their Career and Motherhood, Guadalupe Tapia

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Cheers to You Campaign: Reducing Impaired Driving in Santa Cruz County, Mickaela Janine Bernardo

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Child Welfare and Substance Abuse, Viridiana Camacho

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Chlorophyllide a: Fact or Artifact - Resolution of the Chlorophyllide a Problem in the Routine Measurement of Planktonic Chlorophyll a, Sierra Claire Helmann

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Climate Change and Big Business: The Endless Cycle, Angela Steele

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Collection of Analyzed Data from Health and Human Services Professionals: Stressors and Self-Care Practices, Yesenia Alcala

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College and Career Awareness in Elementary Schools, Veronica Martinez Gracida

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Communication and Conflict Management in Romantic Relationships, Jordan Pastrone

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Community Development & Engaging Clients at OMNI, Christopher Lizaola

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Community Health Workers on Oral Health: Raising Awareness, Zuleyma Valdez

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Comparison of the U.S. and Finland’s Educational Systems on Students’ Academic Achievement, Selma Matias

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Condom Dispenser Program, Madilynn Turner

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Contributions of Wind- and Wave-Induced Transport to Nearshore Phytoplankton Variability in Northern California, Patrick C. Daniel

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Creating Access Individuals with Disabilities who are Experiencing Homelessness, Megan C. Sanchez

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Creating a Meaningful Experience: On Service Learning and Teacher Preparedness, Nhat-Dzu T. Bui and Telia M. Krown

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Creating a Meaningful Experience: On Service Learning and Teacher Preparedness, Telia Krown and Nhat-Dzu T. Bui

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Cultural Representation in the Classroom, Priscilla R. Rodriguez

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Day Worker Center: Employer and Client Engagement, Anayeli Avalos

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Decreasing Stress in Youth, Celissa Serrano Banuelos

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Determining Ecotype Presence and the Call Repertoire of Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca) Recorded Near Point Hope, Alaska in the Southeastern Chukchi Sea, Brijonnay Madrigal

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Developing Information on Mental Health and Counseling Services, Katherine Bustamante

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Developing School-Age Students' Tolerance and Knowledge of Gender Stereotypes, Kyana Morris

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Development of Biological Indicators for the Dry Phase of Non-Perennial Rivers and Streams, Matthew D. Robinson

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Diabetes and Effectiveness of Gym Usage, Roberto Moore

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Diaspora: Bay Area Edition, Alexander Zarate

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Disability Awareness in Young Children, Guadalupe Y. Espinoza

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Disperse and Connect: Impacts of Communication and Transportation Technologies on Group Connectivity, Timothy Geary

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DNA Metabarcoding of Meiofaunal Communities Along the California Coast and Potential Abiotic Drivers of Distribution, Amanda Elizabeth Heidt

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Educating Adults with Disabilities on Stress coping Techniques, Sydney Coyle

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Educating Advocates about the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), Anna M. Neibel

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Educating Children on the Benefits of Physical Activity, Nancy Recinos

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Educating Second Graders about Food Marketing Tactics, Arlene Sanchez

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Effectiveness of Inmate Labor Programs: A Case Study of Marion County's Inmate Work Farm, Cassie Beck

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Effectiveness of Semantic Mapping in Increasing Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners, Laura M. Maccagno

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Effects of After School Programs on Elementary Students, Nubia Teran

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Effects of Bilingual Education Programs on Elementary Latino English Language Learners, Linda Pinon Gutierrez

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Effects of Early Literacy Development on Academic Success of Children in Elementary Schools, Destiny Hill

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Effects of Latino Parental Involvement in Their Children’s Academics, Sonia Gutierrez

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Effects of Living in Urban Environment on Student Academic Success, Christina Mendoza

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Effects of Matrix Training on Generative Language in Young Adults with Autism, Elizabeth Weissman-Young

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Effects of Military Life on Children’s Academic Performance, Renee Marie Edwards

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Effects of Multicultural Education on English Language Learners, Donna Dias

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Effects of Music Education on the Academic Achievement of Elementary School Students, Doreen Pacini

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Effects of Under-Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Female Students, Nina Hobbs

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Effects of University Pen Pals on the Literacy Development of Elementary School Students, Tami Chanthorn

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Effects of U.S. English Only Language Instruction on Elementary Latino Students, Juana Palma

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Empowerment Workshop: Helping End the Cycle of Domestic Violence, Brianna Caitlin Anderson