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 2022

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Capstone Project: Academic and Social Effects of Poverty on Elementary School Students, Nicole Sarkozy

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Capstone Project: A Comparison of Changing Music Mediums and the Impact on Social Listening, Amanda Liberotti

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Capstone Project: A Content Analysis of LGBTQIA+ Representation in Anime & American Animation, Ana Bravo

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Capstone Project: Addressing Imposter Syndrome Among First-Generation College Students, Ana Gomez Salvatierra

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Capstone Project: Addressing Imposter Syndrome in First-Year College Students, Camille Mendoza

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Capstone Project: An Exploration of Architectural Acoustics and Design in Commercial Recording Studios, Mariana Henke

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Capstone Project: Assessing Professionals Working with Latinx Families with Special Needs in Monterey County, Jose Francisco Hernandez Rivera

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Co-Constructing Latinx Consciousness within Schools, Elizabeth Cruz Reyes

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Capstone Project: Benefits of School Gardening programs in education: Opportunities and Challenges towards Sustainability, Alyssa Conte

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Capstone Project: Bringing Awareness to Social Media’s Influence on Teens, Vianey Chavez

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Capstone Project: Cheers for a Cause: Raising Funds for Homeless Youth in Need, Clara Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Children's Educational Online Workshop, Angelica Bautista

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Capstone Project: Cultivating a Safe Environment for Students in Middle Childhood to Learn about Healthy Lifestyles, Rocio Carranza Pineda

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Capstone Project: Developing a Mental Health Program for Unhoused Women on the Monterey Peninsula, Jennifer Berberian

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Capstone Project: Developing Emotional Regulation Skills in Students with Disabilities, Alexis Romero

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Capstone Project: Developing Invisible Disability Education For Elementary School Children, Kayla Dizon

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Capstone Project: Diversity Awareness in Kindergarten Curriculum, Alondra Aranda Aguayo

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Capstone Project: Don't Lose Your Keys: Exploring the Transition from Harpsichord to Piano, Justice Post

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Capstone Project: Eat Well, Be Well: Basic Needs Initiative's Online Hub for Nutrition Education, Misha Moseley

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Capstone Project: Educating College Students’ About Laws Regarding Children with Disabilities, Desirey Contreras

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Capstone Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Healthcare Competency Training Delivery Methods, Vanessa Jennings

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of Check-In Check-Out At Harden Middle School, Alondra Escobar

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Capstone Project: Examining the Effects of Using Songwriting to Cope With Grief and Loss, Angelica Avila

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Capstone Project: Four Women: Empowerment and Identity in the Songs of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, India Arie, and Jorja Smith, Symphonie Constant

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Capstone Project: Fraud in the Elderly Community, Brian Castelle

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Capstone Project: From the Victims: A Needs Assessment and Training Program for Victim Advocates at the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Sophia Lopez

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Capstone Project: Have You Heard?: Increasing College Access and Success for Students with Disabilities, Michelle Trujillo

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Capstone Project: Homeless Youth Research Project: Expanding and Improving Services and Resources, Steve Lobo

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Capstone Project: How Reading to Dogs Can Benefit Children’s Development, Victoria Larios

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Capstone Project: Impact of Positive Classroom Environment on Elementary School Students’ Learning, Marisa Contrada

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Capstone Project: Impact of School Lunches on Elementary School Students' Academics, Yudbeth Coronel

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Capstone Project: Implementing a Resource Webpage for LGBTQ+, Joel Lopez

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Capstone Project: Improving 5th Grade Students' Stress Management Skills, Daniela Cortes Gomez

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Capstone Project: Improving Healthy Relationships Among Female College Students, Laura Heberle

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Capstone Project: Improving Knowledge of Parents of Hispanic Culture on Emotional Trauma and Abuse towards Children, Marisol Ramos

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Capstone Project: Increasing Access to Intervention Services at Rancho San Juan High School, Bernardo J. Lopez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Acts of Kindness Among 4th Graders, Joanna Vaughn

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Capstone Project: Increasing Awareness Among Parents of Young Children About Technology, Danna Gonzalez Calderon

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Capstone Project: Increasing Awareness and Allyship for Peers with Nonvisible Disabilities(NVD), Yeran M. Attallah

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Capstone Project: Increasing Awareness of the Risks of Teasing in Schools Ages Seven Through Eight Years Old, Stephanie Munoz

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Capstone Project: Increasing Elementary School Student's Awareness of Invisible Learning Disabilities, Jacquelyn Porter

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Capstone Project: Increasing Elementary School Students’ Awareness on Inclusion with Children with Disabilities, Antonia Martinez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Engagement Of Veterans & Families Through Social Media, Nathan Erickson

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Capstone Project: Increasing Growth Mindset Statements, Karla Montano Acosta

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Capstone Project: Increasing High School Students Awareness of Teen Dating Violence, Desiree Acosta

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Capstone Project: Increasing Nutrition and Healthy Eating Among Preschoolers, Veronica Trinidad

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Capstone Project: Increasing Social Awareness Skills in Kindergarten Students, Chloe Dennis

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Capstone Project: Increasing Social Development for 5th graders, Akito Aromin

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Capstone Project: Increasing Social-Emotional and Friendship Making Skills in Preschool Children, Maria Y. Meza

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Capstone Project: Increasing Social-emotional skills in the First-grade Students at Olson Elementary School, Krsteen Bebawy

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Capstone Project: Increasing the Awareness of Emotional Regulation in Young Children, Duran Andrea

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Capstone Project: Individuals with Disabilities Struggle to Get Employment, Natalia L. Cuna

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Capstone Project: Informing Community College Students of the Importance of Self-advocacy for their Academic Success and Advancement, Adriana Sara Jacobs

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Capstone Project: Intellectual and Developmental Disability Awareness Video, Rocio Barron

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Capstone Project: Intervention Program for the Transition from High School to the Real World, Tiana González

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Capstone Project: Intervention Program to Ease the Transition out of High School, Marissa Sareñana

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Capstone Project: Intervention Program to Increase Preparedness for Life After High School, Melisa Garcia

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Capstone Project: More than a Paycheck: Improving Teachers' Practice, Kashmir Palencia

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Capstone Project: Motivating Youth on Probation to Post-Secondary Success, Ximena Soto

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Capstone Project: Nature-Based Education for Elementary Students with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Kayleigh Morrison

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Capstone Project: NOTICE: Youth, POC & LGBTQ+ Big Tobacco Wants You, Tucosha Lopez

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Capstone Project: Parental Engagement To Influence Child Nutrition Habits, Mariah Van Ardenne

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Capstone Project: Parent Volunteers and COVID-19: Balancing Necessity, Enthusiasm, and Caution, Jarrod Myers

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Capstone Project: Preventing Behavior Problems Among Elementary School Students, Carena Wills

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Capstone Project: Promoting Emotional Development Skills in Preschool Children., Carolina Cordova

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Capstone Project: Promoting Parental Involvement in Elementary Schools to Achieve Academic Success, Julia Strande

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Capstone Project: Promoting Positive Body Image in Youth, Nancy Yaneli Fragosa Birruete

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Capstone Project: Pronunciation Classes for Intermediate English Learners in the Literacy Program, May A. Her

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Capstone Project: Research on the Challenges of "The Great Resignation" Faced by Nonprofits, Breanna Wilson

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Capstone Project: Research to Determine New Program Options for Health Project Center Clients, Cynthia Zavala

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Capstone Project: Restorative Justice in the Schools Program Evaluation Report, Soukterannie P. Rith

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Capstone Project: Self-Care Workshop for Residents at Mariposa House, Cynthia Ocampo

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Capstone Project: Sound Design in Video Games / Creating Sound for Heartrift, Israel C. Powers

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Capstone Project: Supplying Telehealth Resources Through Marketing, Delfina Sanchez

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Capstone Project: The Consequences of Cutting Music Programs in K-12 Public Schools, Jami Jeres

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Capstone Project: The Effects of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Mental Health Development, Taylor Ybanez

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Capstone Project: The Impact of One Can impact the Majority: Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning, Melissa Perez

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Capstone Project: The Quest for Equity: Multicultural Education, Corina Lieu

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Capstone Project: Turning the Page to a More Supportive Educational Approach, Jazmine Polanco

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Capstone Project: Veterans Transition Center Self-Care Guide for Case Managers, Camille Quiroz

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Capstone Project: Volunteer Recruitment and Awareness Campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County, Daisy Paneda

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Capstone Project: Watsonville Police Activities League: Raising Awareness of Drugs Disguised as Candy Parental Workshop, Jorge Rubio

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Capstone Project: Why It’s Important to Have a Growth Mindset Over a Fixed Mindset, Erin Palafox

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Capstone Project: You Matter: Finding School Based Support For Children Dealing with Mental Health Challenges, Melissa Machuca

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Capstone Project: You Matter: Finding School Based Support For Children Dealing with Mental Health Challenges, Jaelyn Agbayani

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Capstone Project: Addressing Technological Barriers in Santa Cruz County Through Educational Workshops, Sabrina Victoria Ramirez Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: A Positive Thinking Self Help Group at Interim Inc. - OMNI, Vanessa Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Beyond Bored: Increasing Student Engagement in the Classroom, Guadalupe Montoya

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Capstone Project: Bringing Awareness of the Effects of Social Media, Alynna Hernandez

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Capstone Project: Experiential Environmental Education and Its Effects on 5th Grade Students, Cristy E. Aroche

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Capstone Project: Exploratory Research on Restorative Justice in the Education Setting, Shala Velasquez-Tapia

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Capstone Project: Importance of Integrating Multicultural Literature for Elementary School Students, Ashley Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Importance of Parental Involvement in Helping Elementary Students Achieve Academic Success, Erick Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Improving College Students' Awareness on The Importance of Time Management, Domonique Hill

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Capstone Project: Improving Social and Emotional Skills Among Toddlers, Marely Villalba Flores

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Capstone Project: Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Julia Carrera

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Capstone Project: Increasing Preschoolers' Understanding of Emotions, Guadalupe Chavez

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Capstone Project: Increasing Third Graders' Awareness of Living a Healthy Lifestyle, Anabertha Melgoza-Vasquez

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Capstone Project: Self Care Workshop: Techniques for Coping with Depression, Adriana Montejano

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Capstone Project: Sound It Out: Increasing Reading Comprehension with Science-Based Approaches, Laura Overfelt