PhD Candidate, James Cook University
Ashton is a PhD student at James Cook University working with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in sunny Townsville, Australia. Interested in ecology and evolution, she uses behaviour and ecology paired with molecular genetic techniques to answer questions about marine taxa. Ashton is a keen diver, conducting research on the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and hopes to pursue a career in research and teaching. Passionate about women in science and scientific diving, Ashton is excited to be involved in Homeward Bound to enhance understanding and inspire discussion on climate science.