Samkelisiwe Luphoko has achieved BSc in Biological Sciences (2019) and BSc (Honours) Biological Sciences (2020). She spent her time sharpening her skills in data collection, data analysis, and dissemination, scientific writing, interviewing.

She has experience as a Laboratory demonstrator (guiding undergraduate students in practical exercises)  and Health promotion agent (of rapid health risk assessments within local communities by interviewing members of the community).

She has an interest in endangered plants and Medicinal plant species