Ashton Flinders is a navigator aboard the Nautilus.
Ashton is currently a PhD student at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, as well as a MS student in ocean engineering at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. His past work has focused on the geophysics of the Hawaiian Islands.
Ashton graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 with degrees in chemistry and applied physics. He completed an MS in geophysics from the University of Hawaii in 2010 after which he joined the programs at URI and UNH.