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 2017

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Strengthening Families in Santa Cruz County, Yajaira Rubio-Mendoza

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

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Support Groups, Wise Advice, Gloria Martinez

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

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

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

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

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

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The Drums Throughout Time: Rethinking the Beat, Sal Alamillo

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The Effect of Campus Service Learning on Adolescent School Connectedness, Joseph Sinnott

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The Effects of a Digital Platform on Achievement in Dental Assisting Classrooms, Maia Hopkins Carpenetti

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The Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention with Students in Special Day Class, Amber Julien

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The Effects of University Conversation Groups on English Language Learners, Candice Dunston

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The Effects of Using GeoGebra on Student Achievement in Secondary Mathematics, Ashley Rose Martinez

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The Effects of Utilizing Behavior Modification Techniques to Reduce Off-Task Behavior, Mayra A. Rangel

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The History and Implementation of Jazz Education in the United States, Kyle Hucklebridge

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The Impact of Second Step on Foster Youth with Disabilities, Matthew Morrison

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The Impact of Social Media on ESL Students’ Learning Performance, Phasita Anankulladetch

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The Impact of Therapy Balls on In-Seat Behavior for Students with ADHD, Rebecca Boston

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

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The Power of Narrative in the Legal Profession, Christian Wick

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The Pow Factor: Graphic Novels in the Classroom, Ashleigh Parker

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

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The Read 180® Program and Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Brianna Griffith

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The Road to Postsecondary Education, Oscar Bacilio Ordonez

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The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction and Latino Students with Learning Disabilities, Jeanne Leone

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

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The Trauma-Informed Youth Experience Panel, Leah Bennett

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The Utility of Sonification, Colin St. John

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

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Thinning DRO Schedules of Reinforcement with Progressive Intervals and Constant Unit Price, Alison Anderson

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Translating Bridges Through Social Media for Parental Engagement, Janelle Garcia

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True Form of Greatness, Michael V. Terry

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Turning Point Career Exploration, Iliana Cardoso

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Using Differential Reinforcement of Low Rates of Behavior to Reduce Perseverative Speech, Taylor Schauer

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Using iPad Apps to Improve Communication Skills for Special Education Preschool Students, Maria Gricelda Martínez

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Using Online Grammar Lessons for Student Fluency in American Sign Language, Darby Campbell

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Utilize Video Technology: Promoting Encompass Community Services, Hugo A. Sanchez

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Utilizing Background Music to Increase In-Seat Behavior for Students with Disabilities, Andrew Whitehead

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Ven, vamos a platicar (Come, Let's Talk), Angelica Victoria

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

Capstones/Theses from 2016

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A Beautiful Apocalypse: A Collection of Poems, Emily M. Kesler

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A Case Study Analysis of Racial Identity Among Heterosexual Black and White Interracial Couples in the Monterey County, Carla Becerra

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Accommodating Students Different Learning Styles with the Use of Technology, Jaime Prieto

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A Comparative History and the Importance of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks

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Addressing the Impact of Deportation on Citizen Children and their Undocumented Parents, Ismael Mondragon

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ADHD in the Classroom: Promoting Teacher Knowledge and Successful Intervention Strategies, Lauryn Michele Fouser

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After School Programs in Housing and Their Role in Supporting Latino Parents in Involving in Their Children’s Education, Lidia M. Mendoza

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Arts Integration: The Missing Link, Samuel G. Cochran

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A Theoretical Analysis of ISIS Indoctrination and Recruitment, Trevor Hawkins

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Automation: From Consoles to DAWs, Christian Ekeke

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Avengers Assemble...In Therapy: An Exploration of Superheroes and their Trauma, Megan R. Butler

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Bad Language: A Study of Structural Violence through Language Policies in Australia, Dylan M. Howes

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Beautifully Scarred: The Journey through Recovery and Loving Thy Self, Racquel Ward

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Becoming Me: A Journey to Womanhood, Haley M. Mathis

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Benefits of Art Therapy in Special Education, Paige Myers

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Benefits of Counseling Services for Elementary School Students, Sarah D. Fuentes

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Benefits of Culturally Responsive Teachers on Elementary Latino Students, Miriam B. Ortega

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Benefits of Implementing Journaling Activities in Physical Education at the Elementary School Level, Ivy Ottmar

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Benefits of Incorporating Health and Wellness Education into the Fifth Grade Curriculum, Allison Brown

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Benefits of Migrant Education Program, Cecilia Serrano

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Benefits of Promoting College Awareness for Low Income Middle and High School Students, Jenna N. Kroboth

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Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation for Young Adults with Special Needs, Summer L. Esseff

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Benefits of Using Videogames as an Educational Tool for Classroom Instruction, Gnylle Gersaniva

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Breaking the Silence by Empowering Women, Noeli Perez

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Bringing College Awareness to Migrant Parents, Adriana Pimentel and Maria Pimentel

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening in Schools, Stephanie Q. Escalera

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening Outdoors, Nicole Aboujaoude

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Bringing Sor Juana to Life: Creating a Community-Based Acto to Speak Feminism Into the Educational Dreams of Latinas, Raymundo Navarro

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Bullying and Development, Caitlin O'Hare

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Bullying in Elementary Schools, Tracy Perez-Guzman

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Challenges Faced by English Language Learners, Adriana Contreras Gonzales

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Chicanx (Re)-Claiming Identity and Representation Through Education, Katherin Razo-Gomez

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Citizen Engagement in Monterey County, Bernard Green

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Classroom Community: Creating a Respectful and Accepting Learning Environment to Inspire Student Participation and Achievement, Dana Angelo and Margarita Tapia-Soto

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College Awareness for Spanish Speaking Parents, Mariela G. Morales

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Comparing the Cost of Preamplifiers to Their Sonic Fidelity and Frequency Output, Jackson O. Hunter

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a Tool to Reduce Discipline, Alyssa Grainger

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Decorating Behavior and Decoration Preference in the Masking Crab, Loxorhynchus Crispatus, Catherine Anne Drake

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Defining the Doratopsis: Investigating the Endpoint of the Paralarval Stage in Chiroteuthis Calyx, Alicia Bitondo

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Developing a Bike-Share Program for Salinas and CSUMB, Brittany Whalen, Ryan Blackman, Monica Mata, and Madi Hare

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Domoic Acid Production in Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) as a General Response to Unbalanced Growth: The Role of Photo-Oxidative Stress, April Woods

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Ecological and Reproductive Consequences of Morphological Variation in Egregia Menziesii (Turner) Areshoug, Heather K. Fulton-Bennett

Effectiveness of Number Lines and Touch Points With Students With Speech Impairment, Satwat Rais

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Effects of Bilingual Education Programs on the Academic Achievement of English Language Learners, Johanna Uribe

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Effects of Classroom Relationships Between Students and Teachers on Emotional Development of Elementary School Students, Hannah R. Allen

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Effects of Early Childhood Programs on Transitional Kindergarteners, Alycia M. Vasquez-Aiello

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Effects of Non-Native Species on Two Life Stages of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida, in the Elkhorn Slough Estuary, Pamela Ann Neeb Wade

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Effects of Obesity in Elementary School Children after No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Victoria L. Moore

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Effects of Read 180® on Oral Reading Fluency Among Special Education Students, Marisol Briones

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Elementary Teaching Strategies for LGBTQ Inclusion, Nicole E. Cox

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English Language Learners Writing: Influencing Use of Pronouns, Elkjaer Garcia

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Enhancing Communication Initiation of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Through General Education Peer Interaction, Veronica Lopez

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Epiphany Through Chaos, Sibel Borquez

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Exploring Chicana Identity Through Mascaras (Masks) as a Healing Process, Esther Santiago-Sanchez

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Feeling on an Island, Nima Godusi

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First Century Roman Wales: An Insight Into Imperial Policy, Austin P. Phipps

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Fit for School, Erika Rose Bertelsen

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Gaining Equality In Elementary Schools Through Integration of Technology, Mallery Helmuth

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German People and the Holocaust, Brandi J. Lopez