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 2022

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Capstone Project: Veterans Treatment Court: Outreach Specialist, Francisco Narewski

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Capstone Project: Volunteer Opportunities for Bilinguals and Monolinguals, Jocelyn Tafolla

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Capstone Project: Volunteer Recruitment and Awareness Campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County, Daisy Paneda

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Capstone Project: Watsonville Police Activities League: Raising Awareness of Drugs Disguised as Candy Parental Workshop, Jorge Rubio

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Capstone Project: Why It’s Important to Have a Growth Mindset Over a Fixed Mindset, Erin Palafox

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Capstone Project: You Matter: Finding School Based Support For Children Dealing with Mental Health Challenges, Jaelyn Agbayani

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Capstone Project: You Matter: Finding School Based Support For Children Dealing with Mental Health Challenges, Melissa Machuca

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Capstone Project: Addressing Technological Barriers in Santa Cruz County Through Educational Workshops, Sabrina Victoria Ramirez Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: A Positive Thinking Self Help Group at Interim Inc. - OMNI, Vanessa Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Awakening Prosocial Behavior and Kindness in First Graders, Juliann Deverie Gomez

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Capstone Project: Beyond Bored: Increasing Student Engagement in the Classroom, Guadalupe Montoya

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Capstone Project: Bringing Awareness of the Effects of Social Media, Alynna Hernandez

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Capstone Project: Experiential Environmental Education and Its Effects on 5th Grade Students, Cristy E. Aroche

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Capstone Project: Exploratory Research on Restorative Justice in the Education Setting, Shala Velasquez-Tapia

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Capstone Project: Importance of Integrating Multicultural Literature for Elementary School Students, Ashley Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Importance of Parental Involvement in Helping Elementary Students Achieve Academic Success, Erick Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Improving College Students' Awareness on The Importance of Time Management, Domonique Hill

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Capstone Project: Improving Social and Emotional Skills Among Toddlers, Marely Villalba Flores

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Capstone Project: Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Julia Carrera

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Capstone Project: Increasing Preschoolers' Understanding of Emotions, Guadalupe Chavez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Third Graders' Awareness of Living a Healthy Lifestyle, Anabertha Melgoza-Vasquez

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Capstone Project: Safe Space for Newcomer Students, Dulce M. Lizarraga-Chagolla

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Capstone Project: Self Care Workshop: Techniques for Coping with Depression, Adriana Montejano

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Capstone Project: Sound It Out: Increasing Reading Comprehension with Science-Based Approaches, Laura Overfelt

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Capstone Project: Student Membership to Promote Civic Engagement and Professional Development, Emily Rangel

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Capstone Project: The Benefits of Later School Start Times on Middle School Students, Raquel Zempoalteca Roman

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Capstone Project: The Marketing Project, Ruben Martin Del Campo

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Capstone Project: Volunteer Training Workshop to Improve Companionship Care in Hospice Home Visits, Daisy Vargas

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Capstone Project: Who Cares? Creating Engaging After School Programs, Chelsea L. Palmer

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia on Stress and Growth Hormone Responses in Juvenile Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus), Hannah L. Bruzzio

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Master's Thesis: Factors Affecting Seasonal Variation of Surf Zone Assemblages in Central California, Gammon Koval

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Master's Thesis: Physiological Responses to Hypoxia in Juvenile Flatfishes, Juliana Cornett

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Master's Thesis: Redescription of Southwestern Indian Ocean Guitarfishes Rhinobatos (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae), Rachel Aitchison

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Master's Thesis: The Genomics of Imidacloprid-Remediating Bacteria, Rahil Ryder

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Master's Thesis: The Impacts of Climate Change on Blackeye Goby, Rhinogobiops nicholsii, Stress Responses, Reproduction, and Offspring Fitness, Alora Yarbrough

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Master's Thesis: The Mock IEP For Educator Training, Matthew Kurkjian

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Master's Thesis: Using Formative Assessments to Motivate Students in English Language Arts, Kelsey Brown

Capstones/Theses from 2021

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Capstone Project: Academically and Mentally Exhausted: Looking Through the Challenges Caused by Distance Learning, Guadalupe Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Access to Public Assistance Benefits & Services Outreach, Maria Saucedo

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Capstone Project: A Classroom Without Four Walls? Paving the Way for More Outdoor Education, Sandra Anaya-Zamora

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Capstone Project: Adaptive Music in Video Games and How It Impacts Player Satisfaction, Scott Lloyd

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Capstone Project: Addressing Common Misperceptions About Palliative Care, Katya Blandino

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Capstone Project: Agreement Success Plan, Miranda Holtz

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Capstone Project: Alternative to Suspension: Decreasing Suspension Rates for Minority Students, Alyssa Galindo

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Capstone Project: An In Depth Analysis: Following the Potential Long-Term Effects of Loss of Engagement on Students, Stephanie Zavala

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Capstone Project: A Plan for Your Pets: Education and Outreach through the Perpetual Care Program, Tatyanna Horoszko

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Capstone Project: Appreciation Day for Clinical Staff at VNA Hospice, Melody Nguyen

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Capstone Project: Are you Listening Students? It’s me, Zoom: Engaging High School Students During Distance Learning, Sally Ryan

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Capstone Project: Are You Really Okay?: The Truth and Reality Behind Mental Illness in Middle School Students, Genesis M. Amaro

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Capstone Project: A Soul's Shape is Beautiful, Alondra Orozco

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Capstone Project: A video to empower and engage youth in Santa Cruz County, Marisol Cisneros

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Capstone Project: A Workshop on Re-negotiating Parent-Child Relationships When Living Together, Deena Aguiar

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Capstone Project: Being the Voice for the Voiceless, Marina Lemus

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Music Education, Lauren Rafter

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Capstone Project: Big Community in Little Chinatown: How Asian Americans (Re)Present Their Community Today, Meghan Morrison

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Capstone Project: Breaking Into the American Mainstream - Korean Pop's Expansion and American Influences, Christopher Cobb

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Capstone Project: Building Better Relationships with College Aged Students, Morgan Kennedy

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Capstone Project: Building Capacity for Evidence Representing Qualitative and Quantitative Data of Monterey County’s Child Welfare Services, Devin Dunn

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Capstone Project: Building Community, Amanda Contreras

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Capstone Project: Cannabis Education Training for Monterey County, Pregnant & Lactating Mothers, Ciara L. Vernon

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Capstone Project: Captain and Stoker: Exploring Tandem Performance Through New Instrument Design and Implementation, Matthew Spady

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Capstone Project: Care and Compassion, Daisy Cuevas

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Capstone Project: Care and Compassion, Daisy Cuevas

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Capstone Project: Career Guidance at Central Coast High School, Max Termotto

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Capstone Project: College Students Are Often Unaware of How to Maintain a Healthy Romantic Relationship, Giselle Saavedra

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Capstone Project: College Students Rape Myth Acceptance and Men's Objectification of Women, Samantha Dunlap and Devyn Fries

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Capstone Project: Commercial Impacts of the FIFA Soundtrack Effect for Artists, Cesar Uriel Rios Garrido

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Capstone Project: Community Gardening & Nutrition Education Event to Improve Healthy Living, Silvia Yunuen Torres Ochoa

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Capstone Project: ¿Cómo le va a mi estudiante en clase?: Increasing Parent Involvement For Latinx Elementary Students, Lisset Ochoa

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Capstone Project: Covid-19 Prioritization Triage Tool, Topanga Cheeves

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Capstone Project: Creating Safe Spaces: LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Schools, Stephanie C. Talavera

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Capstone Project: Cultivating Healthy Relationships Between Parents and Students, Dulce Montano

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Capstone Project: Destigmatize Addiction through Education, Miranda Martinez

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Capstone Project: Developing Better Study Habits Through Peer Mentoring, Desteney Garcia

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Capstone Project: Digital Divide in Monterey County, Vanessa Diaz

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Capstone Project: Doers Not Dreamers: Supporting Un-DACA-mented Students After College, Fatima Perez Murguia

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Capstone Project: Domestic Violence and Suicide Prevention Awareness Lesson Plan, Alet Martinez

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Capstone Project: EAHS: Demystifying the Wellness Center for Student Social Emotional Support, Natalie Zamora

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Capstone Project: Early Childhood Speech and Language Delays in Mexican Immigrant Families, Alicia Cobos

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Capstone Project: Educating Asian American College Students on the Importance of Community and Mentorship, Jeah Limbag

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Capstone Project: Educating Elementary Children on Prosocial Behaviors, Sylvia Vega

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Capstone Project: Educational Intervention for the Chinatown Homeless Community to Stay Safe from COVID-19, Guillermina Martinez

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Capstone Project: Educational intervention on the Use of Zoom for Spanish speaking Families, Lundi Barroso

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Capstone Project: Education Inequities in South Monterey County: No English Learner Left Behind, Alejandra Zavala

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Capstone Project: Effectiveness of Digital Literacy Classes, Beatriz Perez-Haro

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Capstone Project: Engaging Santa Cruz County Employers, Jayne Prieto

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Capstone Project: Enhancing Youth Awareness of Protecting the Environment: What We Save, Saves Us, Alexa Hanson

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Capstone Project: Equal Education for All?: Equity Issues Impacting Physical Education and Physical Activity During COVID-19 Pandemic, Gianna Pinotti

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Capstone Project: Estudiantes Exitosos, Erik Estrada

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Capstone Project: Exercise for Happier Employees, Charlotte Pletsch

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Capstone Project: Feedback Loops at Use in Non-Profit Organizations, Chantal Guerra

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Capstone Project: Fun Park Activities and Resources for the Whole Family!, Kimberly Escarrega

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Capstone Project: Future Possibilities for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nicolas Leonardi

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Capstone Project: Generating Leaders Through Educational Activities & Mentorship Program, Maria Torres

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Capstone Project: Girls Support Group, Cindy Garcia

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Capstone Project: Have You Read Yet? Improving Literacy while Learning from Home, Brenda Martinez

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Capstone Project: Health Profile for African Americans in Monterey County, Meccah Anderson

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Capstone Project: Healthy Living’ Nutrition Education in Kindergarteners, Delia Estrada

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Capstone Project: Heavy is the Head, Elizabeth Wiles

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Capstone Project: Helping Hand for Youth Participants, Andrea Bravo