Dr. Kka received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Plant Production from Salahadiin University, Agricultural College, and her Ph.D. in Biology and Chemistry from Deakin University in 2017. Her M.Sc and Ph.D. work focused on seed production and plant biotechnology. Before joining the Salahaddin University, she worked at Deakin University as a tutor and a research assistant where she conducted research on seasol activation of plant defense in Arabidopsis. Dr. Kka is the 2001 outstanding graduate student awarded by Salahaddin University and she awarded a fully funded Ph.D. scholarship (2012 - 2017) by the higher committee for education development in Iraq. She is a member of several committees in the Horticultural Sciences Department.