Rose Ramkat has a PhD in Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences from BOKU University, Austria. She is the Deputy Center leader in the Center of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy, Moi University. She is also Head of Department Biological Sciences and is involved in lecturing, supervision and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has been involved in curriculum development and her subjects for research and student mentoring concentrates on biodiversity, conservation and improvement of biofuel plants. She has worked with rural communities on use of energy saving cooking devices when she was an agriculture extension officer.