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 2021

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Capstone Project: Engaging Santa Cruz County Employers, Jayne Prieto

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Capstone Project: Foster Youth Best Practices, Jennifer Lee-Martines

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Capstone Project: Immigration Resource Binder, Lizeth Dominguez

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Capstone Project: Impacts of Online Learning on Watsonville Students During COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Positive Coping Skills Among Third Grades, Arianna J. Hernandez

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Capstone Project: Increasing science education in preschool, Jenney Cordova Vasquez

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Capstone Project: “La Educación de Mis Hijos Sí Me Importa!” (I Do Care About My Child’s Education): Rethinking Parental Involvement for Latinx Migrant and Immigrant Families, Danny Andrade

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Capstone Project: L.U.C.H.A (Latinos Unidos Con Humildad y Acción/ Latinos United with Humility and Action), Mariela Jacuinde

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Capstone Project: Onboarding Training in Prevention Work, Elizabeth Rocha-Zamora

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Capstone Project: Pathways Working With Children On The Autism Spectrum, Stephanie Garcia

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Capstone Project: PBIS Tier 2-3 Intervention Bank, Alexis Garcia

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Capstone Project: Pedal Forward Program, Christopher Aguilar

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Capstone Project: Researching the Wage Gap, Kassandra Guzman

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Capstone Project: Security Threats Deconstructing Dominant Terrorist Narratives Through an Examination of Countering Violence Extremism (CVE) Programs, Vanessa Ruiz-Monroy

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Capstone Project: The Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Schools, Britney Flores

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Creating Authentic Clinical Relationships in Cross-Cultural Mental Health, Luis Saldana-Ruiz

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Cultural Awareness of Minority Students, Florentina Sanchez

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Capstone Project: The Lack of Nutrition in The First Grade, Evalen Bebawi

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Capstone Project: Using Facebook Live to Raise Awareness About Abuse and Available Resources, Alejandra Jimenez

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Capstone Project: Western Domination in Music: The Realities of Cultural Appropriation and the Harm Caused, Brianna Colliard

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Master's Thesis: Characterizing Shallow Groundwater Nutrient Contribution to California Central Coast Agricultural Sites and Estuaries, Jacqueline M. Chisholm

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Master's Thesis: Clay Mineral Records Show Pleistocene Evolution of Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River Basin, Gregory Bongey

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Master's Thesis: Developing Motivation of Adolescent Mathematics Students Through Instructional Choice, Todd K. Hunter

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Master's Thesis: Development of Predictive Bioassessment Indices of Non-Perennial Streams and Rivers in the Arid Southwestern United States, Andrew M. Caudillo

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Climate Change Induced Ocean Acidification and Low Oxygen on Larval Rockfish, Kristin Saksa

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Land-based Sources of Pollution on Coral Thermotolerance, Melissa Naugle

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Temperature on Competition Between Macrocystis pyrifera and Sargassum horneri, Ann M. Bishop

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Master's Thesis: Etmopterus Benchleyi n. sp., a New Lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Central Eastern Pacific Ocean, Victoria Elena Vásquez

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Master's Thesis: Evaluating the Trophic Habits and Dietary Overlap of Two Deep-Sea Catsharks (Apristurus brunneus and Parmaturus xaniurus) in Central California, USA, Matthew Jew

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Master's Thesis: Geographic Variability in the Life History and Demography of Canary Rockfish, Sebastes pinniger, Along the U.S. West Coast, Rachel O. Brooks

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Master's Thesis: Graphing Literacy in a Seventh Grade Science Classroom, Tersiphone-Sheryll S. Hahn

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Master's Thesis: Multiscale Habitat Use and Effects of Resource Availability on California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) Population, Taylor Eddy

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Master's Thesis: Satellite Remote Sensing & Model Reanalysis Estimates of Upper- Ocean Heat Content in the Canada Basin, Amanda Camarato

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Master's Thesis: Species-Specific Transcriptomic Responses of Juvenile Rockfish (Sebastes) to Simulated Future Upwelling Conditions, Holly Doerr

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Master's Thesis: Stable Isotope Analysis Reveals Differences in Domoic Acid Accumulation and Feeding Strategies of Key Vector Species in Central California, Sophie Brynn Bernstein

Capstones/Theses from 2020

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Capstone Project: A Case Study of Folk Religion and Migración: La Santa Muerte and Jesus Malverde, Zulema Denise Santana

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Capstone Project: Access and Functional Needs Community, Isabel Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Achieving Positive Mental Health and Academic Achievement for Students with Behavioral and Emotional Issues in Elementary School, Reynalda Fuentes

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Capstone Project: A Classroom Culture that Teaches to the Whole Student in a K-2nd Grade Classroom, Sean McCray

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Capstone Project: Addressing Isolation in Seniors Living in Monterey County, Josefina Leon

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Capstone Project: Addressing Lack of engagement with the youth in their community, Mayte Lopez

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Capstone Project: Addressing the Dietary Needs of the Food Insecure, Ana Chrisman

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Capstone Project: Adults with Developmental Disabilities’ Personal Hygiene, Petra Rocha- Martinez

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Capstone Project: Affinity & Affection: Adolescent Relationships, Andrea Lopez

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Capstone Project: Analog Versus Digital Guitar Pedals, Shaping Guitar Tones and Sparking Debates, Cameron Karren

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Capstone Project: Any is Too Many: Impaired Driving in Santa Cruz County, Karena Brewington

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Capstone Project: Assessing Effectiveness of the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner Safety Procedures Education, Ernesto Verduzco

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Capstone Project: Attendance Rates, Jamila Teal

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Capstone Project: Awareness of Rights and Services Available for Victims of Crime, Sarai Colin

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Capstone Project: Balloon Pops, Convolution Reverb, and You!, Brandon Lucia

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Capstone Project: Basic Body Mechanics to Prevent injuries During a Transfer, Veronica Gutierrez

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Capstone Project: Behavioral Health Issues Among War Veterans, Michelle Guzman

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Capstone Project: Benefits for Integrating Physical Activity Into the Classroom, Danielle Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Dual Immersion Programs on Elementary School Students, Sofia Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Incorporating Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory into Teaching Practices, Michele Bowker

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Capstone Project: Benefits of the Waldorf Educational Model on Students' Academic Success, Tyler J. Curry

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program in Elementary School Students, Araceli Villegas

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Visual Arts on Elementary School Students, John Yatsky

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Capstone Project: Beyond The Books, Melissa Arias Hidalgo

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Capstone Project: Biographical Availability in the Climate Movement, Nicole Cortes

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Capstone Project: Bullying Prevention Among Elementary School Children, Yazmin Mendez

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Capstone Project: Caregiver Burnout, Julia Cruz Moreno

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Capstone Project: CASA Advocates Virtual Activities Capstone, Ana Guadalupe Borrayo-Garcia

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Capstone Project: CASA Foster Youth Low Engagement On Program Activities, Sugey Cortez

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Capstone Project: Central Coast High School Student Scholarship Fundraiser, Alex Beamer

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Capstone Project: Closing the Virtual Gap: Resources for At-Home Learning During COVID-19, Francis Nizza

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Capstone Project: College Students Succeed with Basic Needs, Jarely Fraga-Lopez

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Capstone Project: Comfort Kits, Emilce Perez

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Capstone Project: Consequences of Student Mental Health Issues in Schools, Karla Roque-Franco

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Capstone Project: Corruption and Government Intervention After Hurricane Maria: A Puerto Rican Case Study, Christian Smutzer

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Capstone Project: Cultivating Growth Mindset with Adolescents, Daisy D. Yang

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Capstone Project: DataShare Monterey County Website, Audra Ketchem

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Capstone Project: Decreasing E-Cigarettes Among Adolescents, Isabel Cervantes

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Capstone Project: DOR Awareness, Shannon Mortela

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Capstone Project: Early Childhood Science Exposure Acts as a Catalyst for the Grasping of Complex Scientific Concepts in Later Years, Maria Martinez

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Capstone Project: Educating Fourth Graders on The Benefits of Practicing Yoga, Anahi Castaneda

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Capstone Project: Effects of Block Scheduling vs Traditional Period Scheduling on the Academic Achievement of Middle School Students, Katelyn Olsen

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Capstone Project: Effects of Communication Disorders on Children's Development, Brinley Rosenberger

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Capstone Project: Electronic Music Subgenres for Music Providers, Gage Alspach

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Capstone Project: Emotional Resilience for Educators, Rosario Martinez

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Capstone Project: Engage, Encourage, & Empower: Shining Light on the Resources Available to Youth, Lissa Alaniz

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Capstone Project: Engaging English Language Learners Through the Use of Graphic Novels, Maribel Ortega

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Capstone Project: English Discussion Group Curriculum, Cristina Rico

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Capstone Project: Enhancing communication skills in adolescents, Brooke Swan

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Capstone Project: Enhancing Emotional Regulation in First Graders, Clarissa Miller

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Capstone Project: Erasure No More: Canada's First Nation's Resurgence of Land-Based Practices, Tonalla Renteria

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of the Clerical Triage Pilot Program’s Implementation Process, Jacqueline Torres

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Capstone Project: Examining the History of Racial Groups to Understand Health Disparities in Monterey County, Virginia Murillo

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Capstone Project: Expanding Kindergarteners’ Understanding of Family Structure Regarding Same-Sex Parents, Emilia Sique

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Capstone Project: Feeding Families and our Students During Covid-19, Elyse Bryan

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Capstone Project: Financial Literacy for Justice-Involved Women, Melisande Holingue

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Capstone Project: Finding Math Success District Wide: How Teaching Styles, Classroom Management, and a Positive Approach Can Help All Students, Melissa Meraz-Herrera

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Capstone Project: Flourishing Gardens In Peoples Lives, Ramiro Rocha

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Capstone Project: For Advocates, Raquel Magadan-Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Fostering Science in a Preschool Setting, Patricia Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Education, Allison Cawaling

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Capstone Project: Global Warmongers: The Threat Posed by Transnational Private Security Firms, Taylor Rivers

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Capstone Project: Got Health? Student Health Through Distance Learning, Micah Angela Malabag

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Capstone Project: Greenfield High School Internship, Annette Mercado

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Capstone Project: Growth and Success in Special Education, Kimberly Berrelleza