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 2020

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Capstone Project: Science in Early Childhood Education, Olivia Kocina

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Capstone Project: Social Isolation in Aging Adults, Lisa Marie Castillo

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Capstone Project: Social Media: Impact on Adolescents, Mary Breen

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Capstone Project: “So, Literally,…Basically,...it’s like…”: A Study into the Generational and Sociological Impact of American Language Culture, Richard Moreno

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Capstone Project: Spatial Audio, Erik Mercado

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Capstone Project: Stigma Reduction Programming in Monterey County, Don Heading

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Capstone Project: Strategic Outreach Program for the MPC Foundation, Cathryn Ainsworth

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Capstone Project: Stress and Mindfulness Presentation, Miriam Garcia Cendejas

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Capstone Project: Student Support Services at a Hispanic Serving Institution: A Non-Traditional Student Perspective, Viridiana Vidales-Anguiano

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Capstone Project: Subtractive Bilingualism: Encouraged by English-Only in Schools, Affecting First Language, Aurora Jimenez

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Capstone Project: Support Group for Immigrant Children, Lizbeth Cisneros

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Capstone Project: Support Group Outcomes for Hispanic/Latinx Youth in San Benito County, Melina M. Perez

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Capstone Project: Supporting Survivors Coming Forward, Samanta Herrera

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Capstone Project: Surviving or Thriving? The Impact Community Collaborations Can Make During a Global Pandemic, Stephanie Hernandez

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Capstone Project: Survivors' Attainment of Life-Skills, Morgan Victor

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Capstone Project: Tangible Needs Assessment for Teenage Cancer Patients and Their Siblings, Karla Valencia-Fernandez

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Capstone Project: Teachers Collaboration with Gear Up Extra College Readiness Resource for Students, Brenda Monroy

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Capstone Project: Teaching Early Literacy Skills to Low-income Mothers, Cecilia Regalado

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Capstone Project: Teaching Effective and Empathetic Communication Amongst Social Service Volunteers, Jillian Van Every

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Capstone Project: Teaching Emotion Regulation on Anger and Aggression with Preschoolers, Karina Pacheco

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Capstone Project: The Ancient Mayan, Monica Esquivel Garcia

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Capstone Project: The History of Learning Disabilities and The Hidden Stories of Students, Parents, and Teachers: How Traditional Classrooms Can Improve, Gabriella G. Catania

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Nutrition Education in Kinder, Guadalupe Bravo-Estrada

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Physical Education to Students Health and Academics, Pedro Gil

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Self-Care for Those Who Have Family Members on Hospice, Kristina Silvestre

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Capstone Project: The Opaque Operations of 21st Century Populism, Konnor Callihan

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Capstone Project: The Power of Pursuing Lifelong Learning, Natalina Decker

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Capstone Project: The Prodigy of Existence: An Essay on Identity and Its Constraints with Original Poems, Azariah Butler Ruthford

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Capstone Project: The Pros and Cons of Computer-Based Standardized Testing for Elementary Students, Sierra Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Too Much Homework, Diana Aguirre

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Capstone Project: Transnational and Local NGO Collaboration for Domestic Worker Advocacy in Singapore, Ariana Lester

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Capstone Project: Trippy Sounds: Recording Studio Effects of Psychedelic Rock, 1960s and Present, Theo Farnum

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Capstone Project: Unbreakable Gnomies: New Student Success Program at Monterey Bay Charter School, Kaitlin Starkey

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Capstone Project: Vaping Among Adolescents, Carina Gomez

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Capstone Project: Vet 2 Vet: Peer Support for Transitioning Student Veterans, Ryan J. Sparks

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Capstone Project: Vocal Styles in Commercially Successful Popular Music in the United States During the 2010's, Jay Thao

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Capstone Project: Volunteer Engagement, Ken Townend

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Capstone Project: Volunteering with Veterans, David Ramos

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Capstone Project: Wellness Group for Stress Management and Mental Health Awareness, Brittany A. Hancock

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Capstone Project: What is this feeling I am feeling?: Providing an LGBTQ+ Curriculum and School Environment, Joanna Rendon

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Capstone Project: What Kind of Resources Are There for Caregivers of Patients With Mental Illness?, Candice Robertson

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Capstone Project: When School Is Online, The Digital Divide Is Greater, Ruby Suarez

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Capstone Project: Who is left out?: Understanding the Sources of Platform Utilization by the Demographics of the Monterey Bay Region's Entrepreneurs Participating in Programs of the Institute for Innovation & Economic Development, Tzu-Ling Tseng

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Capstone Project: Why There Should Be a Law Against US Domestic Terrorism, Luis Maldonado

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Capstone Project: Workout Routine, Valeria Sofia Maynez

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Using Technology for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Colbey Hill

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Capstone Project: California Veterans Treatment Courts: An Analysis, Andrew Davis

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Capstone Project: City Wide Community Halloween Costume Contest Event, Anjelita Millan

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Capstone Project: Comparing Studio and Live Mixing Practices, Noah Wuollet

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Capstone Project: Creative Teaching: How Vital is it to be Creative in Teaching?, Sommy Keo

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Capstone Project: Decreasing Interpersonal Conflicts Among Middle School Students, Gloria A. Tinoco Estrada

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Capstone Project: Dylan & Rodriguez: A Study in Songwriting, Daniel R. Cortes Jr

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Capstone Project: Educational Outreach for Youth to Gain Awareness of HIV Prevention, Kaysha Madison

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Capstone Project: Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Students' Learning, Kaitlyn Kane

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Capstone Project: Effects of Culturally Appropriate Grade Level Literature for Elementary School Students, Lesly Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Elderly People Living Alone Without Care, Guadalupe Villicana

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Capstone Project: Equitable Entrepreneurship Monterey Bay, Christopher Caruthers

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Capstone Project: Evaluating Effectiveness of Empathy Effect Workshops Aimed Towards Healthcare Providers, Crystal Terry

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Capstone Project: Expansion of La Manzana's Summer Lunch Program, Mayra M. Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Financial Literacy Program for Foster Youth, Dalia Silva

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Capstone Project: From traditional to alternative learning, Tamara Bundley

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Capstone Project: Health and Human Services During a Pandemic, Andrea Mares-Quiroz

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Capstone Project: Hygiene Skills for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Janet Roberts

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Capstone Project: Improving Children's Education on Discrimination, Kila Miller

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Capstone Project: Improving Kindness Among Kindergarteners, Marlene Cisneros

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Capstone Project: Increasing Elementary School Student’s Anger Management Skills, Melinna Maldonado

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Capstone Project: Increasing Employment Outcomes for Homeless Women on the Monterey Peninsula, Mireya Diaz

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Capstone Project: Increasing Japanese Elders' Awareness of Dementia, Yuki Shibata

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Capstone Project: Increasing Underclass Parent Awareness of Positive Parenting Techniques, Richard Juarez

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Capstone Project: Interns Resource Guide, Adrian Baldomero Rodriguez Serrano

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Capstone Project: Items Often Overlooked as Necessary for Maintaining Good Health, Taliyah Crawford

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Capstone Project: Kindergarten Teachers’ Dilemma: Get Students Academically Ready or Allow for More Play?, Sandra Perez

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Capstone Project: Latinx Mental Health Awareness Workshop, Nely Perez

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Capstone Project: Promoting Civic Participation Among Emerging Adults, Alex Adams

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Capstone Project: Relationship Between Student's Well-Being and Academic Success, Lizet Quintanar

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Capstone Project: Resume Workshop for Transit Youth, Amber Hernandez

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Capstone Project: Support Group in Spanish for Hispanics/Latinos Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Edilcia Solis

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Capstone Project: Syringe Exchange Programs, Tiara M. Campos

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Capstone Project: The Benefits of Edible Education and The Importance of Nutrition for Students, Robyn Riberal

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Capstone Project: The Hatchlings Program, Rickie Rachai Wattanakasaem and Vanessa Mozo

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Strong Self-Esteem in Schools, Selena Hernandez

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Capstone Project: The Use of Lacandon Swidden in Deforested Chiapas, Samantha Chavez

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Capstone Project: Ua Sab Ntev (Be Patient), Sandy Her

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Capstone Project: Unfound Sounds of the Acoustic Guitar: Proving the Versatility of the Acoustic Guitar with Sound Modification, Ana Rosales

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Capstone Project: Veterans' Outreach, Adriana Samson

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Capstone Project: Vive Healthy Intervention in Efforts to Prevent Diabetes in Monterey County, Monica Zavala

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Capstone Project: Youth Homeless Response Team Comprehensive Outreach Plan, Yeovana Morales-Pitalua

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Capstone Project: Youth Homeless Response Team Social Media, Jennesis Carrasco

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Master's Thesis: Associating Landscape Variables with Nesting Occupancy and Success of Songbirds Using Nest Boxes in Semi-urban Greenspaces, Amanda Preece

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Master's Thesis: Drivers of Sub-Seasonal to Interannual Shoreline Change at Sunset State Beach in Monterey Bay, CA, Miya Pavlock

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Biomass Loss on the Seasonal Variability in Storage Compounds of Pterygophora Californica, Lindsay M. Cooper

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Phytoplankton Composition and Biominerals on the Episodic Pulses of Particulate Organic Carbon to Abyssal Depths, Cynthia Michaud

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Master's Thesis: Fish-Derived Nutrients in California Kelp Forest Ecosystems, June Shrestha

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Master's Thesis: Gene Expression Responses of Larval Gopher (Sebastes carnatus) and Blue (S. mystinus) Rockfish to Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia, Jacoby Baker

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Master's Thesis: Habitat Associations of Catshark Egg Cases (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from the U.S. Pacific Coast, Amber N. Reichert

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Master's Thesis: Hydrothermal Vent Periphery Invertebrate Community Habitat Preferences of the Lau Basin, Kenji Jordi Soto

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Master's Thesis: Increasing Reading Achievement Through Guided Collaboration In an Elementary Setting, Deirdre Kate Guidi

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Master's Thesis: Integrating Field Methods, Remote Sensing and Modeling to Monitor Climate-Adapted Tidal Marsh Restoration, Alexandra S. Thomsen

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Master's Thesis: Native Species Response to Goat Foraging in a Shrub-invaded California Coastal Grassland, John Inman

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Master's Thesis: Quantifying the Emanation and Decay of Environmental DNA from Three Marine Molluscs, Emily Rose Pierce