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

To view capstones and theses separately, please see the links below:

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Capstones/Theses from 2017

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Capstone Project: And The Beat Goes on: The Story of the Drum Machine, Ismael Medina

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Capstone Project: Blooming Relationships: Increasing Communication Between Parents and Teachers, Jasmine Negrete

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Capstone Project: Bridging the Literacy Gap: A Critique of Computer-Based Instruction, Savannah Lee Trudeau

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Capstone Project: Bright Futures; Teaching Parents the importance of well child checkups, Estefania Lopez

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Capstone Project: Building a Bridge: Challenging the Negative Perceptions of School Resource Officers, Angel Estrada

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Capstone Project: CalFresh: Examining Barriers of Low Participation Rates in Santa Cruz County, Yesenia Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Caring for Humanity: Non-Profit Elderly Law, Sierra Samp

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Capstone Project: Chinatown Landscape Analysis, Juliana Saldana

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Capstone Project: Climate Change: Why Is a Positive School Climate Imperative To Learning?, Lindsay C. Frias

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Capstone Project: Coming into Understanding, Myka Menard

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Capstone Project: Court Appointed Special Mentor (CASMs) Instructional Manual, Mounia R. Munsinger

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Capstone Project: Creating a more Proficient Food Process Allowing more Teaching Time for Children, Laura P. Pacheco

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Capstone Project: Creating a Multiracial Lesson Plan, Clayton Davis

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Capstone Project: Creative Outlets Empowering At-Risk Youth: Cultural Expressions through Recording Technology and Multimedia Productions, Gregory Jeffery

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Capstone Project: Dream Variations: Fictional Views of the School to Prison Pipeline, Kierstin R. C. Anderson

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Capstone Project: Eco-Friendly and Efficient: Redesign of Friends Outside’s Intake System, Nolan Balaam

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Capstone Project: Empowering Families to Achieve Secondary Education, Guadalupe Flemate

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Capstone Project: Ending Homelessness: Progress in Santa Cruz County, Pilar Marin-Stein

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Capstone Project: Engineers Throughout Jazz History, Alex Declet

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Capstone Project: English Only? Enrichment of English Language Learner Education, Laura R. Hinton

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Capstone Project: ESL and ELL Program Effectiveness: Providing Academic Success for Students, Maria Gonzalez-Herrera

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Capstone Project: Finding the Needs for Filipino Seniors in Salinas, Delna Fenton

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Capstone Project: Fitspiration: Social Media's Fitness Culture and its Effect on Body Image, Makenzie Norton

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Capstone Project: Fixing a Problem; Serving a Solution, Di Anna M. Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta

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Capstone Project: Foster The Future, Gabriela Zuno

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Capstone Project: Friends Outside New Program Feasibility, Monica Miramontes-Valadez

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Capstone Project: Gear Up & Beyond, Stephanie Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Get Out: Preparing Families for Emergencies, Megan Fletcher

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Capstone Project: Get them Moving: Increasing Physical Activity in the Classroom, Elizabeth G. Balcom

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Capstone Project: Getting Somewhere: People v. Turner (2016) and the Efficacy of Survivor Narratives, Gheorghe L. Williams

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Capstone Project: Healthy Choices For Healthy Teens, Veronica Leon Vega

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Capstone Project: Healthy Lifestyle at Headstart in Monterey County, Leticia Manriquez

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Capstone Project: Healthy teeth: Building Dental Health Awareness among Head Start Parents, Marisol Cruz

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Capstone Project: IHSS My Source, Daisy Meza

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Capstone Project: Integrating Ethnic Studies in Social Studies Curriculum, Alyssa Denise Hernández

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Capstone Project: Interns Matter: Maximizing Integration of Interns into Community Agencies, Valerie Garcia

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Capstone Project: It is a Win-Win for Both: Cross-Age Peer Tutoring, Lisa Cardenas

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Capstone Project: It Pays to Behave: Investigating Effective Classroom Management, Rei Massie

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Capstone Project: Latino Parents Struggling With Different Barriers With it Came to Engage in their Children Education, Maria Parra

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Capstone Project: Legal Discrimination, Jeena D. Tanks

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Capstone Project: Let’s Talk: Increasing Communication in the Dual-Immersion Setting, Iliana Izquierdo

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Capstone Project: Let's Talk: Increasing Communication With Dual- Immersion Parents, Carmina Tirado

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Capstone Project: Life As I Know It: My Story Told Through Poetry, Leah T. Montoya

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Capstone Project: Millennial Communication in the Workplace: A Cautionary Tale about Social Media, Samantha Rangel

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Capstone Project: Monterey Bay Charter School, a school worth investing in!, Diana Munoz

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Capstone Project: Monterey County Behavioral Health - "Transition To Integrated Care", Jose Francisco Barajas Chavez

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Capstone Project: Music Therapy’s Impact on Substance Abuse Recovery, Justin Bishop-Williams

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Capstone Project: Not so “free”: Increasing elementary children’s free time, Annie Santos

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Capstone Project: Padres Activos, Ninos Creativos/Active Parents, Creative Children 2017, Judith Aguilera

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Capstone Project: PBIS: Moving Beyond a Focus on Behavior to Relationships, Flor Gomez

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Capstone Project: PBIS: Moving Beyond a Focus on Behavior to Relationships, Sylvia Chavez

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Capstone Project: Planned Parenthood: Defend or Defund?, Jasmine M. Lopez

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Capstone Project: Play it Forward: Cooperative Learning and Structured Play, Mary Rossi and Tyler Elwin

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Capstone Project: Play it Forward: Cooperative Learning & Structured Play During Recess, Tyler Elwin and Mary Rossi

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Capstone Project: Play it Forward: The Importance of Cooperative Learning & Structured Play During Recess with a Focus in Special Education, Juan Lopez

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Capstone Project: Reclaiming Childhood: Effects of Homework on Elementary Students, Alyssa Bomarito

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Capstone Project: (Re)painting Self: Art Therapy and Ontological Security in Refugee Children, Domonique Jimerson

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Capstone Project: Role Model Stories That Unite Children of Oaxacan Immigrants, Erica Juarez Lopez

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Capstone Project: San Benito County Parents Learning about Drugs and Alcohol in Spanish, Nancy Zermeno

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Capstone Project: Sharing the Burden, Robert Livingston

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Capstone Project: Si Se Puede: Increasing Latino Parent Involvement and Student Academic Achievement, Jeanette Zavala

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Capstone Project: Sit With Us: Benefits of Inclusion, Anali Vargas-Sanchez and Spencer Smith

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Capstone Project: Sit With US: Benefits of Inclusion, Spencer Smith

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Capstone Project: Slipping Through the Cracks: A look into special education referrals, Courtney Musselman

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Capstone Project: Spanish-Speaking Parents in San Benito County Get Informed on Teen Drug Use, Alejandra Rocha

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Capstone Project: Strengthening Families in Santa Cruz County, Yajaira Rubio-Mendoza

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Capstone Project: Strengthening the Teacher Toolkit: Effective Autism Inclusion Methods, Roxanne Guel

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Capstone Project: Support Groups, Wise Advice, Gloria Martinez

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Capstone Project: Supporting English Language Learners: Building Rapport by Using Native Language, Andrea Flores

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Capstone Project: Teenagers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Cancer Are Fighting for a Better Future, Rocio Enriquez

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Capstone Project: Telling a Story, Changing the World: California Rural Legal Assistance, Jonathan J. Chavez

Capstone Project: Tension in the Narrative and Thematic Compositions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Noah Reeves

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Capstone Project: The Benefits of Music in Child Development, Dulce-Paola Ixtupe

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Capstone Project: The Drums Throughout Time: Rethinking the Beat, Sal Alamillo

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Capstone Project: The Positive Effect Music Therapy Has on People, Rita Oby Ebo

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Capstone Project: The Power of Narrative in the Legal Profession, Christian Wick

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Capstone Project: The Pursuit of Happiness: Texting and Romantic Relationships, Sydney A. Fenton

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Capstone Project: The Road to Postsecondary Education, Oscar Bacilio Ordonez

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Capstone Project: The Social Progression of Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post Vietnam and September 11th Attacks, Ellie McDonald

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Capstone Project: The Trauma-Informed Youth Experience Panel, Leah Bennett

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Capstone Project: The Utility of Sonification, Colin St. John

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Capstone Project: The Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Connection Program Binder Update: A Need for Current Community Resources, Melina Correa

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Capstone Project: Translating Bridges Through Social Media for Parental Engagement, Janelle Garcia

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Capstone Project: True Form of Greatness, Michael V. Terry

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Capstone Project: Turning Point Career Exploration, Iliana Cardoso

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Capstone Project: What Makes that Autistic Student Tick? Strategies for Classroom Behaviors, Amanda Puleo

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Capstone Project: Art Workshop: Stress Reduction for Chinatown Residents, Daisy Leyba

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Capstone Project: Assessment of Patients Who Decline Volunteer Services in VNA Hospice, Vanessa Martinez

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Capstone Project: Beyond the Degree: A Post-Secondary Student Success Workshop Series, Brandon Mariano

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Capstone Project: Bullying Stops Here, Zenayda Torres

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Capstone Project: Courtroom Etiquette for Victims of Crime, Stephanie Escamilla

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Capstone Project: Decreasing Violence by Increasing Conversations, Guadalupe Martinez

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Capstone Project: Developing Leaders for the Future of Alisal, Reyna Alcala

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Capstone Project: Domestic Violence, Dating Abuse, Teen Violence, and the Importance of Healthy Relationships, Joey Marie Lopez

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Capstone Project: Early Education and Parent Involvement, Michelle Espinoza

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Capstone Project: “Encouraging Emotional Expression in At-Risk Adolescent Males in Santa Cruz County”, Amy D. Williams

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Capstone Project: Engaging Latinos in Literacy, Yeri Rosas

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Capstone Project: Entrepreneurship vs. Unemployment: One Success Story at a Time, Donald Brennan

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Capstone Project: First Arrow Indigenous Gathering: An Event For Healthy Outcomes, Natasha Harbert