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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Increasing Student Perceptions of Teacher Caring Using Class Dojo, Chloe Elliott

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Integrating Ethnic Studies in Social Studies Curriculum, Alyssa Denise Hernández

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

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

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

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

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Legal Discrimination, Jeena D. Tanks

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

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

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

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Lowering Language Demands: How High-Frequency Word Homework Activities Affect Kindergarten Word Recognition, Katie Marie Meyer

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Media's Impact on Youth, Jessica May

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Metabarcoding Analyses of Gut Microbiome Compositions in Red Abalone (Haliotis Rufescens, Swainson, 1822) Fed Different Macroalgal Diets, Jinchen Guo

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

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

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

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Monterey County's Inequity: An Assessment of South County Needs, omar gutierrez

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Monterey Dance Marathon: For The Kids, Mayra Vivanco

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

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

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Nutrient Dynamics in Tidally Restricted Regions of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maureen M. Wise

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

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

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

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Physical Factors Influencing Phytoplankton Abundance in Southern Monterey Bay, C. Ryan Manzer

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Physiological Effects of Nitrate, Light, and Intertidal Position on the Red Seaweeds Mazzaella Flaccida and Mazzaella Splendens, Stephan A. Bitterwolf

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

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

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

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

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Positive Behavior Intervention System and Latino/a High School Student Academic Achievement, Jasmin Ramos McEntire

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

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

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Restorative Justice: A Parent's Learning Perspective, Alicia Felicitas Lopez Zarate

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

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

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Sharing the Burden, Robert Livingston

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

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Sit With US: Benefits of Inclusion, Spencer Smith

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

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

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Sound Synthesis: Methods and Techniques, Christopher E. Hilker

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

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Spartaneous Individual College Career Workshop, Melissa Ngo

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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