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 2019

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Master's Thesis: The Effect of Operational Sex Ratio on the Reproductive Biology of Two Sex-Changing Fish (Rhinogobiops Nicholsii and Lythrypnus Dalli), Stephen Pang

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Master's Thesis: Using Culturally Responsive Visual Aids to Increase English Learners' Speaking Assessment Scores, Eric A. Martin

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Master's Thesis: Using Math Manipulatives with Students of Color, Karin Zandakis

Capstones/Theses from 2018

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Capstone Project: A Battle of Values Global Trends of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Education Paradigms, James Drennen

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Capstone Project: Academic and Social Effects of Waldorf Education on Elementary School Students, Christian Zepeda

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Capstone Project: Accelerating an Opioid Safety Collaborative’s Efforts in Addressing Opioid Use and Misuse, Norma Cabriales Gutierrez

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Capstone Project: Addressing the Lack of Awareness Regarding the Various Resources to Finance a College Education, Corin Rau

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Capstone Project: A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind, Marlen Bonilla Amador

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Capstone Project: An Exploration and Analysis of 3D Audio, Bradley Peppmuller

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Capstone Project: A Survey of Three-Dimensional Sound and its Applications, Andrew Topping

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Capstone Project: Barriers From Youth Participation in Monterey County, Erika Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Barriers to Citizenship and the Impact on Immigrant Integration, Daniela Escamilla

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Capstone Project: Behavior Management Interventions for Effective Classroom Management in Alternative Education, Ashton Plette

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Educational Services for Students with Disabilities, Miguel Zazueta-Ruiz

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Instructional Models for Teaching Elementary English Language Learners, Alanna Elder

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Capstone Project: Beyond Borders: Accessing Healthcare for Migrant Farmworkers, Aubrey Correa

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Capstone Project: Breaking Through the Echo Chamber: Teaching Students to Use Technology for College Research and Global Citizenry, Kaitlin Drake

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Capstone Project: Bringing Meaning Back: Adding Significance to Arts Curriculum, Arturo Ortiz

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Capstone Project: Buddies Matter: Student Helper Preparedness in a Reading Assistance Program, Rosa Munoz Villegas

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Capstone Project: Building a Recording-Specific Amplifier Cabinet, John Livingston

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Capstone Project: Bullying Prevention Among Elementary School Students, Nancy Perez Zamora

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Capstone Project: Bullying Prevention through Kindness, Anissa Childers

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Capstone Project: Career Exploration for At-Risk Youth, Diana A. Tinajero Pacheco

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Capstone Project: Child Neglect Awareness Educational Workshop, Lizette Escobar and Courtney R. McCrary

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Capstone Project: Children's Mental Health: Reimagining Teacher Preparation, Karolina Camacho

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Capstone Project: College & Career Exploration, Karina Medina

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Capstone Project: Colonial Legacies in Morocco’s Urban Spaces: Policies of Modernization and Preservation, Christina Gnedash

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Capstone Project: Community Outreach for Diabetes Awareness, Brendan Greer Louthen

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Capstone Project: Conozca sus Derechos Como Rentero, Maria Melgoza-Gaytan

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Capstone Project: Core Advocate Training Information, Paola Sauceda

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Capstone Project: Corrupting Roots: The Impact of Neoliberalism and Seed Patent Laws on the Mapuche People of Chile, Callahan Powell

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Capstone Project: Creating Access with Technology, Guadalupe Lopez

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Capstone Project: Creating a Kind and Just World: The Power of Literature to Create Hope for Foster Youth, Heather Pezel

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Capstone Project: Creating Healthy Calming Strategies for Young Children, Taylor McWhorter

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Capstone Project: Dementia Knowledge Among Hispanic Family Caregivers, Carmen Hernandez Gomez

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Capstone Project: Developing Life Skills to Eliminate Negative Behaviors Among Foster Youth, Karen Swezey

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Capstone Project: Diversification of Resources in Rural King City, Laura Martinez

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Capstone Project: Effectiveness of Remind.com for Students Missing Credits at Greenfield High School, Alfredo Diaz

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Capstone Project: Effects of Las Comadres on Latino Parental Involvement, Karla Ortiz

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Capstone Project: Effects of Mobile Technology on Students in the Classroom, Jose Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Empowering Hispanic English Language Learners For Academic Success, Tanya Navarro

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Capstone Project: Entendiendo las Calorias/ Understanding Calories, Lorena Santana

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Capstone Project: Equal Education for all: Myth of Reality? Creating Teachers Who Care, Maya Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Expanding Kindergarten Students’ Understanding of Family Types, Kaitlyn Kroneman

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Capstone Project: Experience Bobo Experience, Sara Smith

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Capstone Project: Exploitation and Social Reproduction in the Japanese Animation Industry, James Garrett

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Capstone Project: Father Engagement, Marisa Morales

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Capstone Project: First-Generation Students’ Satisfaction with The CSUMB Academic Advising Program, Daniela Zaragoza

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Capstone Project: Forbidden Citizens: The Chinese Diaspora of Monterey Bay, Veronica Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Forming a New Reality Through Art, Lorena Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Fostering the Concept of Autonomy in School-aged Children, Michelle Newcombe

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Capstone Project: Foster Youth Mentorship Program, Adriana Anaya

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Capstone Project: Free Trade and Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethical Dilemmas in Global Economic Development, Sarah Papion

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Capstone Project: Friends of Walnut Avenue, Elena Owens

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Capstone Project: Future VS Past Development Goals: The SDG’s VS the MDG’s, Osvaldo Espinoza

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Capstone Project: Gearing Up for College, Beatriz Amy Huerta

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Capstone Project: GeNiUS: ScIe-NCe AcCeSS for UNde-RePReSeNTe-D UNiVErSiTY PArTiEs, Kaitlin Palmer

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Capstone Project: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: Developing Students' Interpersonal Skills, Mariah Lambert

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Capstone Project: Global Climate Change, The Political Economy, and Development A Case Study: The Kingdom of Tonga, Demonte Simon

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Capstone Project: Guide to Naloxone, Andrew Zhu

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Capstone Project: Has anything changed? Racial Disparity in Incarceration, Olivia Warren

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Capstone Project: Homework Without Barriers, Hailey Edwards

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Capstone Project: Housing First in Monterey County, Maury Vasquez

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Capstone Project: How A Humanizing Pedagogy Effects the Social/Emotional Needs of Students with ADHD, Wendy Baker

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Capstone Project: How Collective Memories And Divergent Historical Perceptions Influences Sino-Japanese Relations, Kenneth Chevreaux

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Capstone Project: How Sound Effects Affect the Player in Video Games, Wendell Orteza

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Capstone Project: Hypermasculinity in the Heavy Metal Subculture, Whitney Doucette

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Capstone Project: Implementing Mindfulness into Schools, Kristen Gonzales

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Capstone Project: Implementing Teaching Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking through Literature in High School Students, Arcelia P. Velasquez

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Capstone Project: Improving Media Literacy among Ninth Grade AVID Students, Sierra Byrd

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Capstone Project: Improving Parent Involvement, Judith Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Parent Volunteers in Head Start Classrooms, Anali Fuentes

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Capstone Project: Increasing Preschoolers' Understanding of Healthy and Unhealthy Foods, Vanessa Garcia

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Capstone Project: Increasing Technology Skills for Head Start Staff in Monterey County, Jasmin Lopez

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Capstone Project: Islamophobia in the United Kingdom: A Critical Global Perspective, Jeffrey Driggs

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Capstone Project: Janus of Santa Cruz Lighthouse Resource and Recovery App for Relapse Prevention, Christine Henriques

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Capstone Project: Lending a Helping Paw: Streamlining a Volunteer Handbook, Andrew Donati

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Capstone Project: Let’s Talk About It: Special Education Communication Barriers with General Education Teachers, Claire Going, Edith Diaz, and Clarissa Carrillo

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Capstone Project: Let’s Talk About It: Special Education Communication Barriers with General Education Teachers, Edith Diaz

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Capstone Project: Life Through Different Lenses, Teresa Morales

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Capstone Project: Marshall Amplifier Emulation, Peter Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Mental Health Matters: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning, Shannen A. Menor

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Capstone Project: Microaggressions within the LGBTQ+ Community: An Autoethnography, Erika A. Perez Montes

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Capstone Project: MIDI: A Standard for Music in the Ever Changing Digital Age, Taylor Romo

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Capstone Project: Monterey County District Attorney's Funeral Protocol, Greg Steinbeck

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Capstone Project: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action In the Classroom: Integrating Morality, Ethics, and Values into Curriculum, Joseph Castillo

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Capstone Project: Moving From the Streets to the Classroom: Understanding the Teacher's Role for Creating a Robust Education for Homeless Youth in the Classroom, Desiree Vargas

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Capstone Project: Music Rehabilitation Programs in California State Prisons, Sarah Hanson

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Capstone Project: Muslims in Great Britain and their Struggle with Identity, Mufaro Madzingira

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Capstone Project: Narcocorridos: Music, Defiance, and Violence in Transnational Contexts, Nallely G Murguia

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Capstone Project: Nationalism and Border Violence: The Global Rise in Soft Fascism, Rachel Shimabukuro

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Capstone Project: Neoliberalism,Privatization and Corruption: A Mexican Case Study, Michelle Ortiz

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Capstone Project: New Australia, Un Nuevo Mundo, Elizabeth Christensen

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Capstone Project: No Senior or Persons with Disabilities Left Behind, Elizabeth Lopez

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Capstone Project: Nuclear North Korea - Complexities of Korean Peninsula Peace, Nicolas Schweikhard

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Capstone Project: Oak Avenue Elementary: Attendance Awareness Project, Liliana Uribe

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Capstone Project: Ocean Plastic Pollution: Guanabara Bay, Brazil, Lucas Dolislager

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Capstone Project: Overtone Singing: History, Development, and Influence in Contemporary Music, Jocelyn Black

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Capstone Project: Palestinians in the Israeli Prison System: Racism and Injustice, Areen Ali Shehk

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Capstone Project: Performance in EDM - A Study and Analysis of DJing and Live Performance Artists, Jose Alejandro Magana