On May 11, 2018, Marcela Otero Costa, defended her thesis titled Of How and When To Bregar, a translation from Spanish into English of De cómo y cuándo bregar by Arcadio Díaz Quiñones.
The Thesis Committee, formed by Carlos Pabón, P.h. D., Aurora Lauzardo, P.h. D., Maritza Stanchich, P.h. D., and her thesis advisor, Don Walicek, P.h. D., awarded her thesis the grade notable.