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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Theses from 2020

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Master's Thesis: Surface Conditions Drive Changes In Groundfish Species' Populations Along California Coast, Danielle Marie Fabian

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of Repeated Reading on Individuals With Moderate to Severe Learning Disabilities, Janette Iniguez

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Master's Thesis: The Self-Determined Student: Teaching Students With Exceptional Needs Self-Determination Through Class-Wide Self-Monitoring, Amanda M. Baird

Capstones/Theses from 2019

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Capstone Project: 12 Steps Might Not Be Enough: Playing Music and its Effects in Addiction Recovery, James Crumm

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Capstone Project: 1999 AAA JRPG Quality And How a 2019 Indie-Game Developer Can Meet It, Kailynn Haskell-Harbert

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Capstone Project: Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors Curriculum Evaluation, Josclynn Morales

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Capstone Project: Academic Confidence: A Quantitative Study of Living Learning Communities and Self-Efficacy, Jessica Bawdon

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Capstone Project: A Child’s Perspective of the Foster Care System, Cynthia Valdez

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Capstone Project: A Comparative Analysis Between the Voting Patterns of CSUMB Students and Nationwide Voters, Ages 18-24, Selena Corona

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Capstone Project: A Data Driven Approach to Increasing CASA Compliance, Desiraye Kesterson

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Capstone Project: A data-driven approach to increasing male advocacy at CASA of Monterey County, Andrea Ledesma

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Capstone Project: Addressing Food Insecurity Through Staff Development, Briana Palacios

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Capstone Project: Aggregation Services and Songwriter Independence, Saxon John Paul Ahern

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Capstone Project: Agriculture Education In Elementary Schools, Samantha Irene Cairncross

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Capstone Project: A High Percentage of College Students Are Low Income in California, Paulo Magana

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Capstone Project: A Life Skill Workshop for Youth on Probation, Gabriela Ayala

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Capstone Project: Alleviating Bullying Behaviors Among Adolescents, Haley Q. Glidden

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Capstone Project: Analysis of Social Services Available to Seniors in Monterey County, Marijeanne Santina

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Capstone Project: An Analysis of Parental Engagement in Spanish and Bilingual Families, Marielena F. Villicana

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Capstone Project: An Outreach Project for People Experiencing Homelessness, Patricia Aparicio

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Capstone Project: An Untold History: Intergenerational Trauma & the Armenian Genocide, Erik Anderson

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Capstone Project: Applying Parental Involvement in Early Literacy, Luis Moya

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Capstone Project: A Technology Resource Guide for The Safety Nest, Maribel Perez

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Capstone Project: A Well-Rounded Community: Integrating Arts to Enhance the Mental Health of Elementary School Students, Hilary Jeanne Little

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Capstone Project: Benefits of After-School Programs on Elementary School Students, Cynthia Cramer

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Bilingual Education Programs for Elementary School Students, Jesica Moreno

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Culturally Relevant Literature on Latino Students, Adriana Valdez

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Implementing Environmental Education in Low-Income Elementary Schools, Teanna Ackerley

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Implementing Visual Arts for Elementary School Students, Desiree Conway

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Increasing Unstructured Recess Time for Elementary School Students, Alesia l. Tuiolosega

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Integrating Physical Activities into the Elementary Classroom, Maritza Juliet Ruelas

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Play for the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Kindergarten, Chelsea Andrade

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Capstone Project: Benefits of School Gardening on Low-Income Elementary School Students, Caitlynn Lange

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Capstone Project: Bilingual Prescription Drug Safety for Santa Cruz County, Monica Pantoja

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Capstone Project: Blueprint for Shared Safety Strategic Plan, ReAnn Ramos

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Capstone Project: Bridge to Inclusion: Honoring Insight from Families with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Lindsay Peterson

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Capstone Project: Bridging College-Readiness Disparities Within Historically Underrepresented High School Students, Luis A. Ecute

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Capstone Project: Bringing Music Back into the Classroom and Its Benefits on Elementary School Students, Laura Alcaraz

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Capstone Project: Bullying Awareness Within Elementary School Children, Maritsa Garcia Rendon

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Capstone Project: Bullying: The effects in relation to third-grade elementary students, Shelby Wilson

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Capstone Project: California Rural Legal Assistance Employment Education Outreach Project, Daisy Leon Melendrez

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Capstone Project: California State University Monterey Bay Basic Needs Outreach Program, Spencer Harnett

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Capstone Project: CASA Youth Resource Guide, Jessica Ramos

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Capstone Project: Case Management Resource Binder, Moneka Ashley

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Capstone Project: Central Coast VNA Palliative Care Volunteer Program, Jacquelyn Taueetia

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Capstone Project: Challenges Faced by Female Mexican Pre-Service Teachers in Balancing Their Career and Motherhood, Guadalupe Tapia

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Capstone Project: Cheers to You Campaign: Reducing Impaired Driving in Santa Cruz County, Mickaela Janine Bernardo

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Capstone Project: Child Welfare and Substance Abuse, Viridiana Camacho

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Capstone Project: Climate Change and Big Business: The Endless Cycle, Angela Steele

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Capstone Project: Collection of Analyzed Data from Health and Human Services Professionals: Stressors and Self-Care Practices, Yesenia Alcala

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Capstone Project: College and Career Awareness in Elementary Schools, Veronica Martinez Gracida

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Capstone Project: Communication and Conflict Management in Romantic Relationships, Jordan Pastrone

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Capstone Project: Community Development & Engaging Clients at OMNI, Christopher Lizaola

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Capstone Project: Community Health Workers on Oral Health: Raising Awareness, Zuleyma Valdez

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Capstone Project: Comparison of the U.S. and Finland’s Educational Systems on Students’ Academic Achievement, Selma Matias

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Capstone Project: Condom Dispenser Program, Madilynn Turner

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Capstone Project: Creating Access Individuals with Disabilities who are Experiencing Homelessness, Megan C. Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Creating a Meaningful Experience: On Service Learning and Teacher Preparedness, Nhat-Dzu T. Bui and Telia M. Krown

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Capstone Project: Creating a Meaningful Experience: On Service Learning and Teacher Preparedness, Telia Krown and Nhat-Dzu T. Bui

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Capstone Project: Cultural Representation in the Classroom, Priscilla R. Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Day Worker Center: Employer and Client Engagement, Anayeli Avalos

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Capstone Project: Determining Ecotype Presence and the Call Repertoire of Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca) Recorded Near Point Hope, Alaska in the Southeastern Chukchi Sea, Brijonnay Madrigal

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Capstone Project: Developing Information on Mental Health and Counseling Services, Katherine Bustamante

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Capstone Project: Diabetes and Effectiveness of Gym Usage, Roberto Moore

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Capstone Project: Diaspora: Bay Area Edition, Alexander Zarate

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Capstone Project: Disability Awareness in Young Children, Guadalupe Y. Espinoza

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Capstone Project: Disperse and Connect: Impacts of Communication and Transportation Technologies on Group Connectivity, Timothy Geary

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Capstone Project: Educating Adults with Disabilities on Stress coping Techniques, Sydney Coyle

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Capstone Project: Educating Advocates about the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), Anna M. Neibel

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Capstone Project: Educating Children on the Benefits of Physical Activity, Nancy Recinos

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Capstone Project: Educating Second Graders about Food Marketing Tactics, Arlene Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Effectiveness of Inmate Labor Programs: A Case Study of Marion County's Inmate Work Farm, Cassie Beck

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Capstone Project: Effects of After School Programs on Elementary Students, Nubia Teran

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Capstone Project: Effects of Bilingual Education Programs on Elementary Latino English Language Learners, Linda Pinon Gutierrez

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Capstone Project: Effects of Early Literacy Development on Academic Success of Children in Elementary Schools, Destiny Hill

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Capstone Project: Effects of Latino Parental Involvement in Their Children’s Academics, Sonia Gutierrez

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Capstone Project: Effects of Living in Urban Environment on Student Academic Success, Christina Mendoza

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Capstone Project: Effects of Military Life on Children’s Academic Performance, Renee Marie Edwards

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Capstone Project: Effects of Multicultural Education on English Language Learners, Donna Dias

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Capstone Project: Effects of Music Education on the Academic Achievement of Elementary School Students, Doreen Pacini

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Capstone Project: Effects of Under-Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Female Students, Nina Hobbs

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Capstone Project: Effects of University Pen Pals on the Literacy Development of Elementary School Students, Tami Chanthorn

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Capstone Project: Effects of U.S. English Only Language Instruction on Elementary Latino Students, Juana Palma

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Capstone Project: Empowerment Workshop: Helping End the Cycle of Domestic Violence, Brianna Caitlin Anderson

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Capstone Project: End of Life Care, Ana Mederos

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Capstone Project: Ensuring Victims’ Rights and Inspiring Hope through Community Collaboration, Evelyn Rodriguez Martinez

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Capstone Project: Environmental Conservation Curriculum for Preschoolers, Veronica Lampreda

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Capstone Project: Escapando Las Trampas: Teacher preparation for Mexicanas, Monica Medrano

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Capstone Project: Escapando las Trampas: Teacher Preparation for Mexicanas, Larissa Perez

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Capstone Project: Ethnic Identity Development, Maria Gutierrez Chavez

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Capstone Project: Evaluating Father Involvement in the Voluntary Family Maintenance and Reunification Process, Elizabeth Crescencio-Garduno

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Capstone Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cultural Competency Trainings Within the Monterey County Behavioral Health Department, Maritza Gutierrez

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of Monterey Jazz Festival’s Clinicians in the Schools Program, Miguel L. Santos

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Capstone Project: Expanding Gender Non-binary Access in California’s Victim Compensation Program, Vianeth Gonzalez Muro

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Capstone Project: Eye to Eye: Increasing Parent Involvement Through Collaboration and Adaptation, Liliana Orozco-Lemus and Kara Gearring

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Capstone Project: Eye to Eye: Increasing Parent Involvement through Collaboration and Adaptation, Kara Gearring and Lilliana Orozco

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Capstone Project: Finding Chromebooks for the Community, Angel Tran

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Capstone Project: Finding Identity Through Literature, Darren Bartholomew

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Capstone Project: Fine Arts Building Relationship Between Advocates and Youth in CASA of Monterey, Lizbeth Cruz

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Capstone Project: Food Waste at La Isla Pacifica Shelter, Yesenia Perez