On December 6, 2014, Marinellie Vargas Hernández, defended her thesis titled Justice and Service: Puerto Rico Judicial Branch Strategic Plan; 2012-2015, a translation from English into Spanish of Justicia y servicio: plan estratégico de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico 2012-2015 de la Oficina de Administración de Tribunales.
The Thesis Committee, formed by Luis A. García Nevares, Ph. D., Melanie Kinch, Ph. D., and her thesis advisor, David Auerbach, Ph. D, awarded her thesis the grade sobresaliente.