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 Salahaddin University, she worked at Deakin University as a tutor and a research assistant, conducting research on seasol activation of plant defense in Arabidopsis. Dr. Kka is the 2001 outstanding graduate student awarded by Salahaddin University and the higher committee awarded her a fully funded Ph.D. scholarship (2012 - 2017) for education development in Iraq. She is a member of several committees in the Horticultural Sciences Department.