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 2019

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Capstone Project: Salud a la Salud Mental (A Toast to Mental Health), Arturo Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Segregation and Inequality Within the Education System, Jordan Linss

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Capstone Project: Self-Advocacy For Students With Disabilities, Adriana Garcia-Rojas

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Capstone Project: Serving Youth in Santa Cruz County, Lorena Torres-Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing, Esmeralda Contreras-Heredia

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Capstone Project: Social Interaction and Reaction Among Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Kayla Chapman

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Capstone Project: Start the Conversation: Teaching High School Students Mental Illness and Stigma, Maria Espinoza

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Capstone Project: Stranger In a Foreign Land, Yasmin Mays

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Capstone Project: Strange Vibrations: The Evolution of the Theremin, Kasey Mathew

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Capstone Project: Stressful Music: A Look into the Challenges of Life as a Career Musician, Andrew Derek Heinzman

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Capstone Project: Successful Elementary Bilingual Education Programs in Tri-County Area, Katrina Herrera-Agosti

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Capstone Project: Suicide Prevention Efforts in High Schools, Ariana Whitmer

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Capstone Project: Supporting Art in Low-Income Education, Gina Buckley

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Capstone Project: Supporting Healthier Eating Habits for Monterey County Employees, Brenda M. Ortiz

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Capstone Project: Supporting Pet Ownership of Vulnerable Populations, Victoria Bunch

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Capstone Project: Teaching 4th Grade Students about Nutrition, Raquel Gaytan

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Capstone Project: Teaching College Foster Youth How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Stress, Jiovana Xasel Vallejan Lugo

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Capstone Project: Teaching Early Prevention of Substance Abuse, Maria G. Camacho

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Capstone Project: Teaching Emotion Coaching to Teachers of Toddlers, Anna Colosi

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Capstone Project: Teaching Emotions in Early Childhood, Rocio Anaya

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Capstone Project: Teaching Empathy, Sarah Parenteau

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Capstone Project: Teaching High Schoolers About Colorism, Charenee LaChelle Brown

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Capstone Project: Teaching in a Digital Age: Internet Safety Education, Christina Putnam

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Capstone Project: Technology in Education, Hannah Greenelsh

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Capstone Project: The Benefits of Art Integration in Schools, Amy Le

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Capstone Project: The Impact Zero-Tolerance Policies Have on High School Students, Elsa Guillen

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Multicultural Literature for Biracial Students, Haley Maldonado

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Physical Activity, Alexis Azevedo

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Capstone Project: The Influence of Film Music on Emotion, Alyssa d'Artenay

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Capstone Project: The Migrant Times, Jessenya Guerra

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Capstone Project: The Movement and Culture of African Americans in California, Kale Leach

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Capstone Project: The SATURATION Trilogy: The Importance of the Vocal Mix, Nicholas Roa

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Capstone Project: The Silent Struggle: Mexicana Mothers Balancing Education and Being A Madre, Yisel Chavarin

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Capstone Project: The Southern Dream, Ryan Shephard

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Capstone Project: Trauma on the Border: Immigrant Children In Detention Centers, Yosseline Pacheco

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Capstone Project: Traumatic Experiences Through the Queer Lens, Holden Guckenberg

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Capstone Project: Understanding Barriers to Attending Food Distributions, Janell Jimenez

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Capstone Project: Using Pop Culture to Improve Teacher-Student Relationships, Jacob Baxter

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Capstone Project: Using Social-Emotional Learning to Help Behavioral Problems, Hannah Taylor Byrd

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Capstone Project: Video Game Audio Techniques Applied to Board Game Companion Applications, Jaydon Osborn

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Capstone Project: Video Game Music and Legitimacy, Jaycie Sundiam

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Capstone Project: Waldorf-Inspired Yoga in the Classroom, Brooke Street

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Capstone Project: Waste Reduction at La Isla, Alexandria Rangel

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Capstone Project: "What Is An MC If He Can't Rap?", Dominique Jimmerson

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Capstone Project: Women Faculty of Color, Higher Education, and Sociocultural Change, Luz Areli Medina

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Capstone Project: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, Jennifer Aparicio-Sandoval

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Capstone Project: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: Grad Program, Catrina M. Cruz-Reyes

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Capstone Project: Your Body is Amazing: Teaching TK Students about Body Positivity, Natalie Wynne

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Capstone Project: Youth Education Program, Venessa Villa-Martin

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Capstone Project: Youth Empowerment Summit (YES), Laura Wright

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Capstone Project: A Drop of Golden Sun: Arts Integration in the Inclusive Classroom, Vicki M. Blaszczak

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Field Trips on Elementary School Students, Katrina Medrano

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Capstone Project: Bullying In and Out of the Classroom: How Teachers Can Help, Krysta Leilani Banes

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Capstone Project: Decreasing Stress in Youth, Celissa Serrano Banuelos

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Capstone Project: Developing School-Age Students' Tolerance and Knowledge of Gender Stereotypes, Kyana Morris

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Capstone Project: Escapando Las Trampas: Teacher Preparation for Mexicanas, Irma Gomez

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Capstone Project: Fostering Resilience in Kindergarteners Through Emotional Competency, Anaiis los de los Santos

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Capstone Project: Gilroy Strong, Trevor Nicholson

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Capstone Project: High Rates of Homelessness in Chinatown, Juanita Ayala

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Capstone Project: Impact of Teacher Support for Elementary English Language Learners, Angelica Villegas

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Capstone Project: Increasing Awareness of the Negative Health Risks for Family Caregivers of Chronically Ill Elders, Pamela Oliva-Camacho

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Capstone Project: Increasing Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities, Sarah Bennett

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Capstone Project: Increasing Involvement and Utilization of Resources for South County Families, Ruby Morales Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Mixteco and Triqui Parental Involvement in their Children's Education, Zuleima Pantoja

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Capstone Project: Increasing Parent Involvement in Kindergarten Readiness, Dalila Velasquez

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Capstone Project: Kids Korner: A Nurturing Place, Jenifer Mendez

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Capstone Project: Lack of Substance Abuse Resources and Community Outreach in Monterey’s South County Rural Region Leads to Unexplored Resources, Maria Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Let’s Chat: Changing Parent-Teacher Communication, Jasmin Duran

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Capstone Project: Mental and Emotional Health at San Benito High School, Kimberly Garcia-Sauceda

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Capstone Project: Monterey County District Attorney’s: A Technology Based Policy & Procedure Manual, Karina Cerqueda

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Capstone Project: Preliminary survey: Accessibility of the Emergency Alert and Warning for People with Disabilities, Access, and Functional Needs, Kryzza Zeijnali

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Capstone Project: Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Transitional Kindergarten, Alvin Santiago

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Capstone Project: Satisfaction of Services at Salud Para la Gente, Patricia Montejano

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Capstone Project: Socialization Through Harmony, Kylah Rincon

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Capstone Project: Student Opportunity: Inequalities in High School Academic Tracking, Melissa Chavez Morales

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Capstone Project: Substance Use Treatment Support Group For Youth, Daisy Lopez

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Capstone Project: Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Youth, Esther Rios

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Capstone Project: Understanding The Benefits Of Early Autism Detection That Lead To Early Intervention, Iris Ortega Brambila

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Capstone Project: Using Technology to Support Students with Developmental Disabilities, Liliana D. Garcia

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Master's Thesis: Acute Effects of Elevated pCO 2 and Hypoxia on Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) Gene Expression and Metabolic Enzyme Activity, Andrew Jacob Cline

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Master's Thesis: A Developing Superpower: Using Graphic Novels to Increase Reading Motivation, Andrés Antúnez

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Master's Thesis: Assessing High-Frequency Variability of a Beach Adjacent to a Submarine Canyon (Moss Landing Beach, Monterey Bay, CA), Tyler Barnes

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Master's Thesis: ATP as a Quantitative Proxy for Living Microbial Biomass: Cellular ATP Content Under Stress, Natalia Yingling

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Master's Thesis: Beneficial or Not: Flipped Learning in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom, Nicole Jackson

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Master's Thesis: Calm and Focused: Reducing Test Anxiety Among Elementary Students, Alicia M. DeRollo

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Master's Thesis: Chlorophyllide a: Fact or Artifact - Resolution of the Chlorophyllide a Problem in the Routine Measurement of Planktonic Chlorophyll a, Sierra Claire Helmann

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Master's Thesis: Contributions of Wind- and Wave-Induced Transport to Nearshore Phytoplankton Variability in Northern California, Patrick C. Daniel

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Master's Thesis: Development of Biological Indicators for the Dry Phase of Non-Perennial Rivers and Streams, Matthew D. Robinson

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Master's Thesis: DNA Metabarcoding of Meiofaunal Communities Along the California Coast and Potential Abiotic Drivers of Distribution, Amanda Elizabeth Heidt

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Master's Thesis: Effectiveness of Semantic Mapping in Increasing Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners, Laura M. Maccagno

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Matrix Training on Generative Language in Young Adults with Autism, Elizabeth Weissman-Young

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Master's Thesis: English Language Learners and the Effectiveness of Flipped Learning in Middle-School Science, Stephen Elliott

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Master's Thesis: Geographic and Habitat-Based Variation in Lingcod (Ophiodon Elongatus) Demography and Life-History Along the U.S. West Coast, Laurel Szeche Lam

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Master's Thesis: Morphological Variability Within Dictyoneurum californicum and Dictyoneurum reticulatum Along a Wave Exposure Gradient on the Monterey Peninsula, Elizabeth G. Ramsay

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Master's Thesis: Physical and Biological Consequences of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera) Removals Within a Central California Kelp Forest, Steven Ryan Cunningham

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Master's Thesis: Project-Based Learning with Student-Developed Models in the NGSS Curriculum, Constance Reeves

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Master's Thesis: Reduction of Stress in High School Freshman Through Mindfulness Practice, Jacob L. Arveson

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Master's Thesis: Reproductive Strategies of the Big Skate (Beringraja Binoculata) with Evidence of Multiple Paternity, Jessica Ja-Jei Jang

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Master's Thesis: Teaching Vocational Skills: Use of Video Prompting for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Matthew T. Gallegos

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Master's Thesis: The Biogeochemical Behavior and Speciation of Mercury in the Sea Surface Microlayer: Implications for Transport to Watersheds via Fog, Alexander J. Olson